[drupal-devel] Okay, I think I borked my CVS...what do I do now?

Syscrusher scott at 4th.com
Tue Apr 12 13:08:17 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 12 April 2005 06:44, Gabor Hojtsy wrote:
> > When you removed "the files" you really only removed revisions.  The 
> > files were still there.  CVS is sort of like write-only memory. :-)   
> > Once a file goes into it, there's no getting rid of it except to 
> > actually remove it at the filesystem level from the repository.
> And this is why people actually use CVS :)

Yeah, I know. :-(   I'm spoiled...on the CVS system I use at work, I have root
on the server, so when something like this happens, I can zap the directory in
the repository and reimport.

I'm able to make CVS do what I want most of the time, and I've bought the Karl
Fogel book on the subject to learn more, but I'm unfortunately not yet an
expert. It's embarrassing to make a mistake like this in such a public venue.


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