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Re: updating Entries files only

From: Frederic Brehm
Subject: Re: updating Entries files only
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 16:31:39 -0400
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How about renaming the *repository* directory ABC to abc? Try it (in a copy of 
the repository) and see if it breaks anything that you care about.


Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
Hello Jim,

* On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 03:31:33PM -0400 Jim.Hyslop wrote:
If you get into that situation, then the solution is to (a) go rap
somebody's knuckles, then (b) fix the collision in the repository.

Well, renaming ABC/ to abc/ was a deliberate decision as all directories
should be lowercase on our side. We did not know that CVS has such a
problem with this.

Removing ABC/ from the repository would break history and the ability to
build old versions, thus, it is out of question. Yes, we use co -P,
thus, I would have assumed that ABC/ is already gone before abc/ is
tried to be checked out. Anyway, this is not the case.

IMHO, this is a CVS bug, isn't it?

If you want to use cvs, you HAVE to fiddle around with the Entries

I would disagree completely with that statement.

I'm sorry, this statement was not meant as it seems to be. It's my
fault, I should have formulated it more precisely.

Thus, I reformulate:

  IN THIS SITUATION [given above], if you want to use cvs, you HAVE to
  fiddle around with the Entries file [because CVS will not work


Frederic W. Brehm, Sarnoff Corporation,

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