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Re: checking out a module with files from other modules

From: eranlevi
Subject: Re: checking out a module with files from other modules
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:33:38 -0700 (PDT)


You are right but there is no way to solve it using modules. The main
problem is that the guy who started working on moving pvcs to cvs, didn't
really understand the differences between pvcs and cvs and he tried his best
to make pvcs out of cvs. This way of work caused a lot of problems.
The module, that I have copied the files from, is basically a dummy module.
No one is going to use it as module on itself.


Mark E. Hamilton wrote:
> eranlevi wrote:
>> OK
>> Thanks a lot.
>> I did something that is working but I'm not sure it is a good thing to
>> do.
>> It was very easy though.
>> I've just copied in the repository (,v files) all the files I needed from
>> one module to another and now everything seems to work just fine.
> Moving ',v' files around in the repository is almost never the right 
> thing to do. Copying ',v' files around is never the right thing to do. 
> Now you've got two copies of file1 in different modules; which one is 
> the 'correct' one? If a user changes one, does he/she have to change the 
> other as well? How will they know to do this? What happens if they don't?
> This is likely to just cause you and your users confusion. I would 
> strongly recommend using modules to accomplish what you want. Good luck.
> -- 
> ----------------
> Mark E. Hamilton
> Orion International Technologies, Inc.
> Sandia National Laboratory, NM.
> 505-844-7666

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