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Issue 4: handle attic files properly on CVS import

Reported by Unknown User, Oct 8, 2003

(This entry was imported from the savannah tracker, original 
location: https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?5814)

Attic files need to have special treatment for their lifecycle in 
manifests.

Comment 1 by Unknown User, Apr 14, 2004

Note that with a modern cvs, an Attic file has no
special meaning.  Or, rather, it does mean that the
tip of the trunk is dead -- but that information is
also encoded in the state field, which must be handled
properly anyhow.

Occasionally you may run across a repository which
has both "foo,v" and "Attic/foo,v".  For 
instance,
in classpath there is javax/swing/plaf/UIResource.java,v
which is duplicated in Attic/.

In the classpath case this seems to be a bogus repository.
In this case the information in the files in Attic
could meaningfully be merged into the information from
the "real" ,v file -- or it could be ignored as well.

I've heard on irc that netbsd does this as well, using
a hacked cvs.  I don't know what the semantics of this
are.

I suggest that if monotone sees both such files it just
give an error for the time being.

Comment 2 by Thomas Keller, Oct 10, 2010

Labels: Task:NeedTest
Summary: handle attic files properly on CVS import

Created: 15 years 7 months ago by Unknown User

Updated: 8 years 7 months ago

Status: New

Followed by: 1 person

Labels:
Type:Incorrect Behavior
Component:Other
Priority:Low
Task:NeedTest

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