Subject: Re: esoteric question: consistency of NetBSD CVS tree?
To: None <>
From: Derek God3 <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/16/2003 16:09:38 wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 04:31:14PM -0700, wrote:
>>Please see:
>>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 
>>resurrected file?
>>How might this state come to exist? Did an older version of CVS not 
>>resurrect files from the Attic?
> Chances are it's a bug in CVS. It has had issues with bringing files back 
> to life. I've specifically seen a different issue where the file in the 
> Attic becomes the live one, which causes no end of troubles.
Please note, if you create a directory in a branch, the current
version of cvs  places that directory in the Attic. If you then
merge that change back to TOT you get the strange "adding back deleted 
files". Could this have happened?