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Re: CVS Update Behaviour

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: CVS Update Behaviour
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 11:43:17 -0800

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>On Thu, 2002-02-21 at 21:03, Paul Sander wrote:
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>> >[ On , February 21, 2002 at 18:55:21 (-0500), Arcin Bozkurt - Archie wrote: 
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>> >> Subject: Re: CVS Update Behaviour

>> And going the other way, suppose a rename was done and a new file takes
>> the place of the old one in the filesystem.  Now you have a dangerous
>> situation in which a single RCS files contains partial version histories
>> of multiple files.  It's dangerous because it opens up the possibility of
>> someone merging inappropriate changes from one branch to another, from
>> one file to another.

>A question on merge behaviour of cvs: Will CVS be able to follow a file
>disappearing in one module, appearing in another one? I would say no.
>And therefore a merge would not be able to propogate bugfixes on that
>file even though the file is not deleted, and resurrected for another,

>Am I right?

You are correct.

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