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Re: CVS Diff Problem


From: Prashant
Subject: Re: CVS Diff Problem
Date: 29 Jul 2004 08:27:11 -0700

address@hidden (Larry Jones) wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> Jim.Hyslop writes:
> > 
> > Only use 'cvs import' to import a third-party source tree. Don't use it to
> > initially populate your repository of your own files.
> 
> Why not?  That's the easiest way to get an existing source tree into CVS
> regardless of whether it's third-party sources or your own.
> 
> > Did you just type in random CVS revisions, or are the revisions you
> > mentioned here the actual revisions causing you problems? If they are the
> > actual revisions, then even a 'cvs -nq up' will not show anything, because
> > the other user checked in his/her changes on a different branch.
> 
> Not so.  In this particular case (revisions 1.1.1.1 and 1.2), one
> revision is on the vendor branch and the other is on the trunk.  Part of
> the vendor branch magic is to automatically switch from the vendor
> branch to the trunk as soon as something is committed to the trunk, so
> 'cvs -nq up' *will* show that an update is required in this case.
> 
> -Larry Jones
> 
> I wonder if you can refuse to inherit the world. -- Calvin

The thing is that I already know that it needs a patch/merge/update
because doing a cvs status on it will tell me that.  Isn't there a
setting or command to make it diff against the head of the trunk
without specifying it everytime?


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