Subject: Re: distfiles/.cvsignore and packages/.cvsignore
To: Roland Illig <rillig@NetBSD.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 07/13/2005 22:41:15
In message <42D58B74.1000409@NetBSD.org>, 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
That seems to have solved it.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb