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Re: How does one change the identity of the HEAD (trunk) ?

From: Donald Sharp
Subject: Re: How does one change the identity of the HEAD (trunk) ?
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 15:59:59 -0400
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On Thu, Sep 19, 2002 at 08:46:16PM +0100, Nicholas Nethercote wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Donald Sharp wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 19, 2002 at 08:37:38PM +0100, Julian Seward wrote:
> > >
> > > Now what we want to do is to throw away, in effect, the current HEAD
> > > and turn the interesting ERASER branch into the HEAD.
> >
> > Why not just merge the changes on branch ERASER into main?
> Several new files and directories have been added;  this complicates
> things but may not make it impossible.  Also, I don't think the ERASER
> logs will become part of HEAD, will they?

Nope but you can just follow the log trails yourself with one more step..

> > In the end what difference does it truly matter what branch
> > you develop on?
> HEAD is more convenient in general (no -r tags, etc).  More importantly,
> we want to restructure the repository significantly.  Doing that on the
> ERASER branch is No Fun At All, because many of the files don't even exist
> in HEAD, and thus live in Attic/ directories.

Remember restructuring may prevent you from ever going back to
a previous version.

Have you looked at the admin -b<branch> command?  I've never
used it, so I would highly suggest you create a test repository
and see how it truly works( if at all )...

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> Nick Nethercote
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