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Re: Commit and update problem

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Commit and update problem
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 15:16:21 -0500 (EST)

Paddy T writes:
> One of the developers in our project reported a
> problem.He commited a file after fixing a bug as
> revision number 1.115.Later some one commited another
> revision of the same file(1.116).Now the first
> developer updated his copy from the rep and ran the
> program and noticed the same bug and after examining
> the code noticed his bug-fix patch missing.How did the
> changes disappear?Does CVS overwrite if we don't run
> an update before commit?From what I read in the
> manual, CVS asks us to run update in such a case.So
> why did this happen?Can some one advice on this?

The second developer screwed up.  Most likely, he or she had the file
open in an editor, ran update, and then saved the file from the editor,
wiping out the update.

-Larry Jones

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