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RE: Odd behaviour with dead file

Subject: RE: Odd behaviour with dead file
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 17:10:23 +0100

Thanks Lawrence,

We were able to re-remove the file from HEAD, by doing:

cvs update -A (to remove sticky tags).
rm filename
cvs remove filename
cvs commit

Let's hope it's gone for good!


David Carter-Hitchin.
Royal Bank of Scotland
Interest Rate Derivatives IT
135 Bishopsgate

Tel: +44 (0) 207 085 1088

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: 25 May 2006 17:02
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Odd behaviour with dead file
> 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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