[Bioperl-l] A couple of CVS questions.

Hilmar Lapp hlapp@gmx.net
Wed, 03 Jan 2001 09:53:53 -0800

Ewan Birney wrote:
> It is, in my book, bad form to move the actual files. If you move files
> then CVS checkouts on old versions screw up with sometimes disasterous
> effects.
> The removal and cvs add is "The Right Way" tm in my book.

Well, I'm certainly not a CVS expert but when I wrote that you can
move the repository files I only quoted the recommendation given
in the CVS documentation (the info files that come with it). If
you think applying this recommendation can have disastrous effects
you should probably write to the CVS people to take this out of
their documentation, or better yet, to put in a warning.

I'm still not sure what could cause the disastrous effect, as the
revision file does not keep any directory information (I may be
wrong here though, but I haven't seen any dir info in such files
yet), and there is no 'central database' that keeps track of which
file is where.

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