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RE: cvs import ignore

From: Koziel, Ryan
Subject: RE: cvs import ignore
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 14:51:48 -0500


You will have the same problem when you branch too regarding the empty
folders. I did the same thing you did, just create a dummy file and
leave it in the empty folder(s) so the folder is always created in the
branch. Haven't had a problem since, and it has been a couple of years.
We had a 'bin' folder that was empty and all projects compiled the
output to this 'bin' folder - which wasn't there after I imported or
branched. We could have tweaked the build to create the folder first,
but there were a lot of situations like this with the builds and a lot
of code that needed to be changed to accommodate. The dummy file seemed
the easiest and least-disruptive choice.

For the .so file. That is binary. You need to import this file in
differently than other, non-binary, files. I noticed this behavior too
when importing my projects initially. I just compiled a list of these
binaries and added them manually with the -kb arguments. I don't know if
CVS skips it on import due to it being binary or what...maybe it didn't
skip it and I am off. But either way, these need to be handled

NOTE: The above link applies to the version of CVS that I am working
with. Backup to and navigate to your version.


-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden
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Behalf Of James. L
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 1:39 PM
To: Larry Jones
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: cvs import ignore

--- Larry Jones <address@hidden> wrote:

> James. L writes:
> > 
> > it turns out that those are empty directories.
> once i
> > create a dummy file, the directory import is fine.
> > 
> > why cvs behaving like this?
> Because CVS manages files, not directories.

i see. thanks.

> > it also ignores .so file
> > as mentioned in the cvs ignore list. what's the
> reason
> > behine this? 
> .so is used for shared libraries on most Unix systems.

for some projects i do need to include a .so file - for example a perl
CPAN module may require compilation and generate a .so file.

i have no problem cvs doing this. but that means i have to keep
remembering checkin the .so files. the same goes for empty directories..
it feels like CVS gets in the way.

> -Larry Jones


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