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Re: Removed a file, now cannot add it back...

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Removed a file, now cannot add it back...
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 10:09:27 -0500

Eric Siegerman wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 18, 2000 at 11:48:36AM -0000, Ross Burton wrote:
> > Several months ago we removed a file from the CVS tree, and now we are
> > trying to check a file with the same name back in again.
> >
> > 1038 percival:Keil |> cvs update                      # Normal output 
> > deleted
> > 1039 percival:Keil |> cvs add standalonegeneva.lnp    # Normal output 
> > deleted
> > 1040 percival:Keil |> cvs commit
> > cvs commit: Examining .
> > cvs commit: cannot add file `standalonegeneva.lnp' when RCS file
> > `/home/cvsroot/Apps/Geneva/Bootstrap/Keil/standalonegeneva.lnp,v'
> > already exists
> >From the error message, it looks to me as though the RCS file
> somehow didn't get moved to the Attic when the file was
> originally deleted.  I've seen this happen on occasion (not sure
> with what version of CVS, or any of the other circumstances, so I
> can't really formulate an official bug report).

That happens if the file was deleted off a branch and not the main trunk.  That
might be what you saw and that's the way it's supposed to work.  Are you using 
most current released version of CVS (1.11)?  I believe there were some bugs 
this line that have been fixed in 1.11.  There are Linux RPMs as well as source
and other binaries posted on if you need them.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
mailto:address@hidden     OpenAvenue ( )
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