|Subject:||RE: [Info-cvs] Strict Locking patches etc|
|Date:||Mon, 18 Sep 2000 16:20:41 -0700|
Thanks for the info. Is there a way to get the status back on that particular file whether it is locked or not. Where do I download the patches from, if a cvs release with patches is available that will be great. One of my earlier questions does 1.10.8 incorporate the patches?
From: Noel L Yap [mailto:address@hidden]
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Info-cvs] Strict Locking patches etc
address@hidden on 2000.09.18 16:01:05
>I have been browsing the egroups message boards/rcvs @sourceforge.net.
>What I need to ask you is firstly I need the patches for the strict
>locking, where can I download them from, I only see the patches for the
>patches for the/ which ones do I need. Also Is there a way with the "cvs
>edit" to know if the file is already locked by a user(or include a swtitch
>with cvs status to include this feature if not already there).
>I had been using the admin -l here but need to switch to either rcs
>(dont want to because of the features that cvs provides you with) or to stay
>with cvs if there is some feature that can allow me to have a error free
>strict locking. Also is there some way to to remove the question which cvs
>asks if you try to use cvs admin -l on a file that is already locked by
>another user(Do you want to break the lock?) or have a status which can tell
>me about the locks.
>I appreciate your help in this regards,
Take a look at the patches for "cvs edit -c", "cvs edit -f", and "cvs ci -c".
They're not exactly what you're asking for, but they're close. CVS has no real
strict locking. What these patches do is mimic locking (eg "cvs edit -c" will
abort if there exists another edit on the file(s) and "cvs ci -c" will abort if
the user doesn't have a valid edit on the file(s)). "cvs edit -f" allows users
to override an "edit -c" in their .cvsrc file.
The assumption that these patches make is that developers respect the groups'
procedures. If it's deemed that users should never "cvs edit -f" certain files,
and you find that they do (and that it causes problems for others), they need
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