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Re: 3rd party software import deleted file issue

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: 3rd party software import deleted file issue
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 11:56:11 -0400 (EDT)

Greg A. Woods writes:
> What I always do (and I have ~1.5GB of 3rd-party code in over 200
> modules, some very large including X11, *BSD, etc.) is keep a checked
> out working directory (or create one _before_ I begin the import) and
> then immediately after the import I do the following in that working
> directory (using your examples above):
>       cvs update -j MAY01 -j SEP01 .
> and I then clean-up, check, and commit the result....

If you don't already have such a working directory for other purposes,
there's no need to create one before the import.  You can just do a
checkout with merge after the fact:

        cvs co -j MAY01 -j SEP01 sw

That's what I always do.

-Larry Jones

Isn't it sad how some people's grip on their lives is so precarious
that they'll embrace any preposterous delusion rather than face an
occasional bleak truth? -- Calvin

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