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Re: Corrupted files in ATTIC

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Corrupted files in ATTIC
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 13:22:22 -0400
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On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 12:23:40PM -0400, Harig, Mark A. wrote:
> I have some files in Attic directories that have their 'state' set to
> 'Exp' for the head revision.  The revision prior to the head revision
> has the state set to 'dead'.  For example:
> 1.5
> date    2002.;    author foo;        state Exp;
> branches;
> next    1.4;
> 1.4
> date    2001.;    author bar; state dead;
> branches;
> next    1.3;

Are the files *supposed* to be live or dead?  If they're supposed
to be live, just move the ,v files out of the Attic:
        cd $CVSROOT/.../Attic
        mv foo,v ..
Make sure you're not clobbering an existing ../foo,v of course.

If they're supposed to be dead, do the above, then redelete them:
        cd <sandbox>/...
        cvs update foo
        cvs rm -f foo
        cvs ci foo

> [...] I would like to know if there is a way to fix
> the problem using cvs commands (of course, I'd rather not delete the
> latest revisions using 'cvs admin -o').

Possibly, but I doubt it.  CVS's data structures are corrupt, so
I doubt CVS can fix it.  Fortunately, it's a benign sort of
corruption that's easily fixed by means external to CVS :-)


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