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Re: updating CVS on soruceware

On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 11:56:36AM -0600, Tom Tromey wrote:
> >>>>> "David" == David O'Brien <> writes:
> David> Can CVS be updated to 1.11.x on Sourceware?  The new -C option
> David> to update is very useful.

It /would/ be useful, if it worked.  (And was documented.)

> David>    -C Overwrite locally modified files with clean repository
> David>    copies.
> Do you need a new server installed for this to work (I don't know)?

A new server shouldn't be necessary; the logic of "if it's been locally
modified, then just pretend it's not here and request the whole file"
should be entirely client-side.

Unfortunately, in the current version, the client /does/ correctly move
the modified files aside (to their .#* versions), but fails to strip
the '-C' from the list of options... which the client then sends to the
server... which doesn't understand '-C' (and doesn't need to)... and so
the modified files are all now missing.  You have to update a second time,
but without the -C.  Very annoying.  But at least it can be done.


Would I had phrases that are not known, utterances that are strange, in
new language that has not been used, free from repetition, not an utterance
which has grown stale, which men of old have spoken.
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