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Re: checking out a module with files from other modules

From: Mark E. Hamilton
Subject: Re: checking out a module with files from other modules
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:10:47 -0600
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eranlevi wrote:

Thanks for the replay.
I did something a little bit different. Basically, I need some files from
dir2/other1_dir to be under a certain directory that is under dir1 and some
other files from dirs/other2_dir to be under another directory that is under
What I did was:
test1  -d dir1/another1_dir  dir2/other1_dir  file1  file2...
test2  -d dir1/another2_dir  dir2/other2_dir  file3  file4...
test  test  &test1  &test2

The checkout output looked very good but I couldn't find files 1-4 under
dir1 :-(

What I did wrong?

The problem is that the 'test' module is an ampersand module, so it created a sub-directory named 'test' which contains


See this;

If you want the top-level module in your working directory to be 'dir1' then you should use an alias module instead, like this:

test -a dir1  test1  test2

Note two things:

1. If an alias module has the same name as the top-level directory you'll get an infinite loop error, so the module name must be different than the directory name; that's why my example uses 'test' and 'dir1'. (I don't know if this is a bug or expected behavior; perhaps the CVS gurus on the list can answer that.)

2. You must be sure to name your main directory (dir1) in the alias module first. If you don't the dir1/CVS/Repository file will be set to dir2 rather than dir1, and then you will not be able to check out dir1 itself.

Mark E. Hamilton
Orion International Technologies, Inc.
Sandia National Laboratory, NM.

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