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Re: manual modifications to the repository

From: Arcin Bozkurt - Archie
Subject: Re: manual modifications to the repository
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 17:00:53 -0500

On Wednesday 05 December 2001 16:28, Jerry Nairn wrote:
> > From: Arcin Bozkurt - Archie [mailto:address@hidden
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 11:10 AM
> >
> > Are the modifications that I am planning to make dangerous?
> >
> > 1. Copy a directory into another directory
> > /cvsroot/a goes to /cvsroot/OtherModule/SubDir/a for example.
> This should be fine. Depending on why you're doing this, you may want to
> then delete the old tags from this new location using
> cvs rtag -d <old_tag_name> OtherModule/SubDir/a

My intention was actually to "move" that directory. The tags that I had in 
the old location, will continue to exist in the new directory (I assume) and 
I want to keep those tags.

> > 2. Manuall edit a 'file,v' to associate a new tag with an old
> > version.
> There's no reason to do this at all, ever. Look at the -r and -F options to
> tag and rtag. Even if I don't understand exactly what you mean, I can't
> think of anything you could possibly be talking about that can't be done
> with ordinary cvs commands.

you both are right, 
I can do it by 
cvs tag -r1.5 tagname filename (assuming the version i want to tag is 1.5)

> > 3. Remove some directories, that were created by mistake.
> That's probably okay, if no one is using these accidental directories. The
> problems that would be created, if any, would be for checked out copies of
> these directories.

yeah, as Larry said this should be safe...

> Jerry

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