Subject: Re: src/dist is a *bad* idea
To: Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/15/1999 22:56:52
On Wed, Dec 15, 1999 at 06:15:39PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> People prefer to do the copies so that you can see all of the revision
> information about a file in one place, independent of what location it
> has been in over time.  It's not about saving work up front.

Ok, that part sounds alright - that's a stylistic decision.

> If you set all of the revisions to state "dead", everything should
> work.  (Oh, and check in a new revision which isn't dead, of course.)

And is that what the process currently used on the NetBSD repository

> People looking at the log will be mostly able to tell what revisions
> of the file correspond to an old location, although they can't

But things will be ok if I want to check out the whole tree, for
NetBSD 1.2, with all files in their correct locations?

> resurrected.  Of course, if a different file existed previously in the
> new location, you're totally scrod in this scheme of things.

That sounds like one more thing to keep track of/check on before
doing things. Perhaps the scripts already do that.

David Maxwell,| -->
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