Subject: esoteric question: consistency of NetBSD CVS tree?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/15/2003 16:31:14
Now take a peek in the Attic.
Notice there are two Makefiles--one in the normal sed/ and one sitting
in the Attic. When a new version is added to CVS, doesn't it resurrect
the file from the Attic and begin adding new revisions to that
How might this state come to exist? Did an older version of CVS not
resurrect files from the Attic?
What is the correct interpretation of these two files? Is there one
revisions 1.1 which is "authoritative" in this case, and one which
"should" be ignored, or does the data in the Attic/Makefile,v have any
These kinds of inconsistencies are all over the place. Do they matter?
Also, there are a pile of branch tags scattered around in the CVS tree
that don't have any associated RCS revisions. How should that
information be interpreted? For example:
... the file vm_43.c,v has the tag "netbsd:1.1.1" in the RCS file but
there are no associated revisions: no 22.214.171.124, no 126.96.36.199, no nothing.
Is that normal or am I missing something?
Much thanks for your patience.