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Re: after deleting a direcory: how to get rid of the message "New direct

From: leo
Subject: Re: after deleting a direcory: how to get rid of the message "New directory `dir' -- ignored"
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 09:03:05 +1000

"Izo" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> leo wrote:
> > hi there
> >
> > i use cvs with emacs front pcl-cvs and have a little problemwith removed
> > directories:
> >
> > when i have removed a directory from the repository i get the message
> > directory `dir' -- ignored" even though the cvs command string contains
> > "-P". how can i get rid of this message?
> >
> > can i ask cvs to suppress this message or can i tell emacs-pcl-cvs to
> > this message somehow?
> >
> You have done "illegal" action - tweak the CVS repository by hand.
> Now you should edit the CVS/Entries file referencing the directory in
> question since the CVS client desperately wants to find the missing
> directory !

mmmh, how do i edit the Entries file?

e.g i get the msg:
    >>cvs server: New directory `rules/images' -- ignored<<
but in the local rules/CVS/Entries is no entry about images at all.
what do i have to put into the Entries file?

> You never touch the repository itself unless aware of consequences - the
> broken history is just the minor one. This also means that you do not
> touch the Attic directories.

well, i did not touch the remote repository (i have even no direct write
access), i only deleted local files.

> You can only remove entries on local copy using the release&remove
> action, afterwards updating and checkouting using -P -d options to purge
> empty directories.

well i deleted local dirs! but updateting did not purge the empty dirs...
and checkout would overwrite other changes, wouldn't it?

cheers, leo

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