Subject: Re: NOTICE: Weekly tar_files changing
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/28/1998 20:54:24
On Wed, 28 Oct 1998 23:45:58 -0500 (EST) (Greg A. Woods) wrote:

 > Well, this fact could have mentioned in the same message.  I certainly
 > didn't want to make such a bold assumption on my own despite recent
 > hints in related venues.  How did that thread go about commications
 > to/from/with "core" go again????

Core will make an announcement when it's ready to do so.

 > The import's not the issue.  It's the potential to clobber existing
 > working directories.  Such clobbering cannot ever possibly be reversed
 > and can totally destory the usefulness of an existing working
 > directory.  Say for instance I wanted to extract just one or two
 > directories from the tar into my own local working directory (as
 > derrived from my own local repository) but I neglected to prevent the
 > contents of the CVS directories from being extracted.  I would then have
 > to completely clear out those directories and re-created them to restore
 > the integrity of my working directory.

Then you should have imported it into your own CVS repository first.

It's not really our job to hand-hold people through their own source code
management process.  But, we DID announce it, at least!  :-)

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