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Re: added (readded) Files Stuck in the Attic

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: added (readded) Files Stuck in the Attic
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 13:45:58 -0500 (EST)

Ben Leighton writes:
>     Recently some files in our repository were deleted then sucessfully
> readded. To my suprise the RCS files (associated with the ressurected
> files) in the repository remained in the Attic directory. Initally this
> caused no problems. We found that we were able to commit and update.
> However some users are not able to checkout or update ressurected files.

I think that only happens if you merge changes into the file after
resurrecting it but before committing it.  You should always commit
resurrected files as soon as possible to avoid the problem.

> At this stage Im hestitant to move files out of the Attic and into the
> original (parent) directory as Im not sure of the impact on file
> histories and existing working (sandbox) directories

That is, in fact, the right thing to do -- there is no impact on history
or working directories, other than that they'll start working correctly.

-Larry Jones

He just doesn't want to face up to the fact that I'll be
the life of every party. -- Calvin

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