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Re: Problems with Attic permissions

From: Anne McCaffrey
Subject: Re: Problems with Attic permissions
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 16:32:20 -0700 (PDT)

--- Kaz Kylheku <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Oct 2002, Anne McCaffrey wrote:
> > > That's kinda silly.  Any file which has
> > > ``accidentally'' been removed
> > > with "cvs rm" can trivially be resurrected with
> "cvs
> > > add" and the
> > > resulting history will show clearly who the
> guilty
> > > party is.
> > > 
> > > Why use a sledge hammer when a tack hammer will
> do
> > > as well?
> > > 
> > Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 14:04:33 -0700 (PDT)
> > 
> > I understand that you may feel this is 'silly' but
> > that really is beside the point.My original
> question
> > was something else, if you noticed.

I have not invited any 'thoughts' or 'opinions' on how
I am using cvs.If you can't answer my question, pls
don't reply;we can go on arguing about the pros and
cons of someone's practices.I don't see any point in

> Greg has a good point.  The way in which you are
> trying to use CVS is
> silly.

Looks like you didn't read my question properly.

> This observation is very relevant to the problems
> you are having, and
> as such not beside the point at all.
> You said that you were trying to fiddle with
> permissions on Attic
> directories in order to prevent users from doing
> ``cvs rm''.

I never said that.I use a script to prevent cvs rm.
We altered Attic permissions to prevent users from
manually deleting Attic files.

> The rigth answer is that it's not necessary to do
> that because the
> repository records everything, and makes it possible
> to go back in time
> to the point when the file existed. No information
> is lost by ``cvs
> rm''; rather, it works by recording new version
> information that
> indicates that the file is removed.
> It's important for CVS users to be able to remove
> and add files;
> preventing them from doing either gets in the way of
> their work, and is
> therefore counterproductive.
I don't see how.Why would your work stop if you are
not able to cvs remove a file that you don't use
anyway?Can't you do it locally and build?I think it
doesn't matter if that file is removed after due

My question was "Why is cvs trying to read from Attic
when I do cvs add"

> By the way, Greg *thinks* that something is silly,
> not *feels*. You and
> I are not privileged with knowing what he feels.

I didn't know I could post any language-based queries
to this list.Now I do.
I meant 'feel' as an 'impression'.

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