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Re: Checksum failure: serious problem or not?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Checksum failure: serious problem or not?
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:22:31 -0500 (EST)

Eric Siegerman writes:
> The "P" status and the "checksum failure" message should both go
> away.  (Patched and fully-refetched files should all be labelled
> "U".)

I might be convinced about "P" status (although, personally, I like it),
but I strongly disagree about the checksum failure message.  It
indicates a serious confusion about the state of the working file that
the user *must* investigate.  It indicates that there were local changes
to the file that CVS doesn't know about and is in the process of
discarding.  Unless you like losing changes, you must figure out what
happened to get you into that state and ensure that it doesn't happen
again in the future.

-Larry Jones

I think grown-ups just ACT like they know what they're doing. -- Calvin

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