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Re: 'Remove' and 'Commit' from/to the CVS repository

From: Karl E. Jorgensen
Subject: Re: 'Remove' and 'Commit' from/to the CVS repository
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 23:37:41 +0100
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[Please don't top-quote]

On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 02:29:09PM -0400, N Garry wrote:
> I want to have all the control for any kind of deletion/removal.
> My users in the past have accidentally deleted the entire source tree in a 
> different version control system. There are ways to recover the deleted 
> revisions, but I insist that the developers should send me the list of 
> files to be removed from the repository instead of they doing it.
> Well, they can check-in any garbage/e,pty files and I don't care as they 
> can always make any prior version as head revision without any kind of 
> administration task invloved.

I don't really understand: If they check in garbage, then you *know*
that you can recover it by virtue of the previous versions.

The same applies for deleted files (at least in CVS).

Why the difference?

Sounds like you will be better off "educating" your developers with
whatever tools come handy. After all, they will need read-write access
to the repository...

> Let me know if anyone has any ideas.
> Thanks,
> X3J
> >From: address@hidden (Larry Jones)
> >To: address@hidden (N Garry)
> >CC: address@hidden
> >Subject: Re: 'Remove' and 'Commit' from/to the CVS repository
> >Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 10:59:14 -0400 (EDT)
> >
> >N Garry writes:
> >>
> >> How do I prevent "removing a file/s" from the CVS repository.
> >> My requirement is that I should allow users to be able to make changes
> >> and commit, but prevent them to use 'remove' and 'commit'.
> >
> >That doesn't make much sense.  Why would you allow someone to delete all
> >the lines in a file or replace them with nonsense, but refuse to allow
> >them to delete the file?
> >
> >-Larry Jones
> >
> >I don't think that question was very hypothetical at all. -- Calvin
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