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Re: deleteing/removing a CVS branch

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: deleteing/removing a CVS branch
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:48:53 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


* On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 09:16:05AM +0200 Michael Haggerty wrote:
> On 08/02/2011 11:58 PM, KM wrote:
> It is possible to "obsolete" (delete) the commits that were made on the
> branch, but this is a manual and error-prone procedure.

>From experience (seeing it being done by others): Almost everyone does
it wrong and also delete ("obsoletes" revisions he wanted to keep. So,
if you really, really, really want to do it,

1. play with the option in a local repository, to get a feeling how it
   is working, and

2. backup the repository before doing it! Also, make sure noone can make
   commits until you have done it and tested it thoroughly!

> All in all, I suggest you leave things the way they are unless there
> were never any commits on the branch.

I wholeheartedly agree. In most cases, it is not worth the effort to do
so, especially when thinking about the ways it can (severely!) go wrong.

Best regards,

Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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