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Re: cvs co -D date problem

From: Rob Helmer
Subject: Re: cvs co -D date problem
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 21:04:20 -0800
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On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 05:48:27PM -0800, Malcolm Fernandes wrote:
> Hi,
> We are using CVS 1.11.1p1 on Solaris.   When we use 'cvs co -D date' on
> the Main branch, I noticed that files which were previously 'cvs
> removed' now get checked out in my workspace.     This problem does not
> happen on release branches  'cvs co -D date -rREL_X_Y'.
> Is this a CVS bug?  Any workarounds?

Hi Malcom,

Not sure I know what behaviour you expect, but as far as I
understand it, when you "cvs remove" a file a new revision is
added to the file with the status "dead". 

If you pull up an older revision of the file, or cause an older
revision to be pulled up because it has a tag or date stamp associated
with it, then the older revision is brought into your working directory
because it's status is not "dead".

I think the basic question is, why do you not want to be able to pull
up an old "snapshot" of the code, as it was at the date/time specified,
when you do a "cvs co -D date", including removals and additions? 

What behaviour do you expect?

Rob Helmer

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