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RE: help, doing a CVS import messed up my working dir!?!?!

From: Dave Korn
Subject: RE: help, doing a CVS import messed up my working dir!?!?!
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 15:23:36 +0100

----Original Message----
>From: Jim Hyslop
>Sent: 22 August 2005 13:37

> Am I correct in assuming that /repository is the actual CVS repository?

  No, it's a working directory that I have given an unfortunately suggestive
name to.  It's on a completely different host from the real server and
repository :-o <phew>

> If so, then this is where you went wrong. Never touch the actual
> repository, until you are an expert and know precisely what you are doing.

  Heh, I'm not remotely that reckless.  (Although I have occasionally
tampered with it in a very cautious and limited way, such as rm'ing a whole
directory subtree I once imported into the wrong place.)
>>   Someone, please help me, or I'm going to have to completely rebuild the
>> whole repository!
> No, just restore the repository from the most recent tape backup you
> made before doing the last import.

  Well, since I wasn't messing around with the repository, there should be
no need to do that :)

  Like I said, it seems to be some kind of misguided-yet-intentional
behaviour on the part of cvs.  I was hoping someone would know a magic rune
that would switch all the version 1.1.1.x files into my working dir back for
the most recent 1.x revision, given that my HEAD tags don't all point to the
same branch any more.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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