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Re: vendor branching and merge

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: vendor branching and merge
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 15:56:22 -0500 (EST)

Greg A. Woods writes:
> [ On Friday, February 22, 2002 at 16:09:37 (-0500), Larry Jones wrote: ]
> > 
> > Using import is not appropriate in this case.
> Actually I think 'import' is the correct function to use -- I concur
> with Eric's earlier suggestion to unpack the previous release and then
> update it manually with the new files, and finally import it as per the
> normal process you'd use if you got an entire release from the vendor.

That works, too.  If you still have the previous release other than in
CVS, then that may be easier; if you only have the previous release in
CVS, then checking out the vendor branch and working there probably is.

> Working on a checked out vendor branch is not always going to have the
> correct results with CVS -- the vendor branch is too magic.  It may or
> may not work correctly in this situation, but "cvs import" will always
> work correctly.  Sometimes the problems are subtle and won't appear for
> some time.

Please elucidate -- I don't know of any way that import treats the
vendor branch in a particularly magic fashion.

-Larry Jones

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