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Re: Odd behaviour with dead file

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Odd behaviour with dead file
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 12:02:13 -0400 (EDT)

CARTER-HITCHIN, David, GBM writes:
> We've got a stange file in our repository that was 'cvs remove'd, i.e. state
> 'dead' at revision 1.4 but somehow we've got version 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8
> all in state 'Exp'.  Is there something that can explain this behaviour?

Certainly -- adding a file with the same name as a dead file will
"resurrect" the dead file.

> In the reposity the ,v file is in the Attic directory.  

That's a problem -- if the latest revision on the trunk is alive, the
file should be in the regular directory, not the Attic.  Some older
versions of CVS had bugs were certain (somewhat unusual) sequences of
operations would resurrect the file but not move it out of the Attic. 
As far as I know, those have all been fixed in the current releases.  In
any event, you should manually move the file out of the Attic.  That
should resolve the strange behavior you're seeing.

-Larry Jones

He's just jealous because I accomplish so much more than he does. -- Calvin

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