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Re: Question about cvsignore file

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Question about cvsignore file
Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 15:04:43 -0400 (EDT)

George Mathew writes:
> I am trying not to ignore the core directory during cvs import.
> I added a cvsignore file in $CVSROOT/$CVSROOT directory of server.
> This did not work.
> But if I add this to my $HOME/.cvsignore file it works.
> The documentation says $CVSROOT/$CVSROOT is the first place it looks.
> Is it a bug? or the documentation is not correct?

It's a long-standing bug: the ignore logic in client/server mode does
not work correctly.  The client and server each apply their own ignore
lists separately, which means that a server ignore specification cannot
override the client's ignore specification like it should. 
Unfortunately, it requires significant redesign effort to fix this,
which is why it hasn't been fixed yet.  Someone was working on it, but I
haven't heard anything about it in quite a while, so I presume the
effort is dead.

-Larry Jones

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