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New born File Error/Status

From: Peter Disiot
Subject: New born File Error/Status
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2001 08:36:06 +1000

Hello All

A fellow developer managed to get a new born file
error/status.  This was done, by:
1 - We were working with binary files at the time.
2 - He removed the file,  from cvs, and committed - hence putting it in
the Attic?
3 - Did a checkout of this directory and found that the files weren't
removed, due to operator error I think/perhaps.
4 - He removed the files,  from cvs, and committed - hence putting it in
the Attic?
5 - Copied the same file (filename) into the same directory in the
6 - Added the new file (essentially the same file) to CVS.
7 - Tried to commit and got the "could not commit error new born"

The adding / removing was done through winCVS.  CVS running on FreeBSD
version -
Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.10 `Halibut' (client/server).

I have two questions :
1)  Why did this occur?
2)  How do we now add the file to CVS?

We have backups of the repo before this occurred.

What is the process to correct this.
On a side note, How are the files in Repository linked together, as in;
If I delete the directory "mydir" from the repository, does CVS still
maintain a reference to it.  Or does it assume it is not there in the
first place.  Like wise if restoring from a backup, (we tar the repo
first) is it simply a matter of replacing the existing files with the
backed up ones?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.


Status Output

cvs status -v DialupDetails.tbl (in directory
cvs server: warning: new-born DialupDetails.tbl has disappeared
File: no file DialupDetails.tbl         Status: Entry Invalid

   Working revision:    New file!
   Repository revision: No revision control file
   Sticky Tag:          (none)
   Sticky Date:         (none)
   Sticky Options:      (none)

   Existing Tags:
        No Tags Exist

*****CVS exited normally with code 0*****

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