[development] CVS issues

Richard Morse remorse at partners.org
Thu Mar 29 17:29:28 UTC 2007

On Mar 29, 2007, at 1:21 PM, Derek Wright wrote:

> On Mar 29, 2007, at 6:11 AM, Richard Morse wrote:
>> Is there any way to tell CVS to just undo everything I did yesterday?
> yes, but it's a lot of work.

Oh well; I'll figure out how to fix this some other way then; I was  
hoping there was an easy "cvs rollback" command at the client...

>> (I thought if I had completely different CVS checkouts, in  
>> different roots, it would keep track of which tag was proper, but  
>> it doesn't).
> i don't know what CVS client you're using, and some of them might  
> be stupider than others.  however, using the CLI, if you checkout  
> like so:
> mkdir drupal-5
> cd drupal-5
> cvs -d[blah-blah] co -r DRUPAL-5 contributions/modules/foo
> cd ..
> mkdir drupal-4-7
> cd drupal-4-7
> cvs -d[blah-blah] co -r DRUPAL-4-7 contributions/modules/foo
> cd ..

The annoying this is that this is what I did, but then it commited  
stuff in the drupal-5 directory to the 4-7 tag.  Until I have more  
practice, I'm going to just keep wiping out my local copy whenever I  
need to change branches.

>> Also, is there any way to delete a file from head, but not from  
>> the various branches?
> sure.  assuming the file exists in the repository and is properly  
> added to the other branches, you just do this:
> mkdir HEAD
> cd HEAD
> cvs -d[blah-blah] co contributions/modules/foo
> cd contributions/modules/foo
> rm file-for-branches.txt
> cvs rm file-for-branches.txt
> cvs commit -m "file-for-branches.txt shouldn't be in HEAD"

Thanks -- this is very useful!


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