Subject: Re: distfiles/.cvsignore and packages/.cvsignore
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/13/2005 22:41:15
In message <>, Roland Illig writes:
>Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> If I have distfiles/.cvsignore and packages/.cvsignore -- each contains 
>> a line with just '*' -- 'cvs update' on pkgsrc complains that there's a 
>> conflict and I should move my files away.  If I delete them, the exact 
>> same file is recreated by the update process, and the next update 
>> returns to the original message.  Is there anything that can or should 
>> be done about this?  (If it matters, I'm running -current.)
>You might try to move both directories out of the pkgsrc directory and 
>then do a "cvs update -dP". This will recreate distfiles/ and packages/.
>If that helps, your CVS metadata directories contain some garbage. To 
>find out, just compare them with the newly created ones.
>Then you can move all files from the saved directories into the newly 
>created ones.

That seems to have solved it.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,