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RE: updating Entries files only

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: updating Entries files only
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 16:33:48 -0400

Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> 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.
I see. That's a tricky one to overcome. Sometimes, you just gotta bend the
rules a little: how important is it, really, for everything to be
lower-case? Of course, this is all perfect hind-sight, and doesn't help you
in your day-to-day work.

> IMHO, this is a CVS bug, isn't it?
Not really. CVS is at the mercy of the underlying operating system. It tries
its best when you have two conflicting types of O/S, but sometimes it just
cannot resolve the problems. This is one of those times. You have to step in
and fix things up for it.

>   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
>   otherwise].
Hmmm... well, OK then, if you gotta you gotta ;=)

Actually, though, I should think a 'cvs update -P ABC' followed by a 'cvs
update -ld abc' should do the trick for you.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. ( )
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal ( )

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