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Re: edit -m messages logged

From: Amit Uttamchandani
Subject: Re: edit -m messages logged
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:13:50 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 09:32:35PM +1100, Arthur Barrett wrote:
> Amit,
> > CVSNT package is no longer maintained by Debian [1] since it is no
> > longer "Free Software."
> > 
> Thanks for the link.
> Of course it's still free software.  Debian were maintaining their own
> fork, and had their own copy of the code.  Nothing changed for them and
> their code had all the security udpates.

Thanks for clarifying. Do you happen to have the link for the Debian
CVSNT package?

> > In this case, the *,v* file was useless since rlog failed to parse the
> > information. 
> CVSNT supplied it's own rlog for this reason.

Aah, understood.

> > Specifically there is a *filename* keyword
> That'd be the name of the file at each revision.  If you rename a file
> (which CVSNT can do, but CVS cannot) then it's important to know the
> name at each revision.  By removing information from the RCS file you
> are simply removing information from your repository history - that
> information was valuable and cannot be replaced.

Understood. So in a case like ours where we had to migrate from CVSNT to
CVS, what could have been a better option? If CVS doesn't support the
*keyword* directive then I guess it was ok to remove it from the ,v file

Thank you for the valuable information,

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