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[bug #17556] rev field in the CVSROOT/history file for "R" records is no
[bug #17556] rev field in the CVSROOT/history file for "R" records is not meaningful (?)
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 19:44:10 +0000
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Summary: rev field in the CVSROOT/history file for "R"
records is not meaningful (?)
Project: Concurrent Versions System
Submitted by: None
Submitted on: Monday 08/28/2006 at 19:44 UTC
Category: Bug Report
Severity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: None
Assigned to: None
Fixed Release: None
Fixed Feature Release: None
Hi. I've been writing a tool that examines the history file, and I've
noticed notice that, for type "R" records (a file has been deleted),
the value in the revision field is not what I was expecting (and
wanting!): the number of the newly created "dead" revision.
Rather, it seems as if the revision number of the branch point is
For example, if I have a file on a branch with two revisions:
and I delete the file (thus creating the "dead" revision 184.108.40.206), the
history entry gives "1.2" as the revision in the "R" record written to
the history file. My expectation was for "220.127.116.11".
Is this a bug? (If so, I already have a fix coded and tested :-).
See attached patchfile against 1.11.5)
I'm certainly HOPING that it's a bug, and that nothing anybody knows
of depends on the would-be buggy behavior...
- Richard Geiger
Date: Monday 08/28/2006 at 19:44 UTC Name: patch Size: 983B By: None
patchfile (against 1.11.5 - not tested on more recent) with a proposed fix
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