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Re: Import on existing repository ?

From: TestMan
Subject: Re: Import on existing repository ?
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 15:48:57 +0200
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Hi Andy,

No, if a file has been removed in the new release (no more required in the "release") then import will not remove it. And as import is not pulling a consistent "status" of job done, you are not able to do a delete afterward :(

Thanks anyway ...

Andy Jones wrote:
If you can do an import, then you can do a checkout and a commit,
which sounds like what you need...

On 08/09/05, TestMan <address@hidden> wrote:

Hi all,

I got the following issue :
- A customer is having a centralized CVS repository.
- We have to deliver new release source code trees into it (code is
consistent and working).
- Development team does not have access to "checkout" of the repository
(so no "existing" versions or diff can be found). Hence they are working
on their own repository.

And I need to deliver the updated "release" into the CVS. How can I do
that with CVS ?

FYI, the first time an cvs import is perfectly working as expected, but
second time it does not work as files that have been removed from new
release or updated with a conflict are not "synced".

Hence, how can i do an import on an existing repository with the
following effects :
- new files are added in the repositories
- change in files are applied to the repository (no concurent update
from the same provider possible, so what is delivered is what should be
exactly pushed in the repository)
- deleted files and folder are deleted in the repository
- up-to-date branch is created with BUILDXXXXXX tag key

I thought it was "easy" to do, but I am stuck on that since days and
found no ways to do it ... so any help is welcomed ;-)

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