Subject: Re: now 'make cleandir' is confused
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/2001 13:12:09
Martin Husemann drunkenly mumbled...
> > but why?  i'm a little confused about that.  shouldn't cvs ignore the local
> > files that it doesn't know about?
> It mostly does. But sometimes it creates directories and later removes them
> again (after noticing nothing got checked out in there). Maybe there are other
> cases where it may get confused.

well, in the directories that 'make build' never got to cvs created the 
directories and never removed them so 'make cleandir' keeps getting caught up.
since 'make cleandir' has to start over from the beginning after every problem
like this i have blown away /usr/src and am re-checking it out right now.

> Arguably all these effects are bugs in cvs.

are there any reasons why they aren't addressed?  is this something we are
going to have to live with, or will this all get sorted out at some point?