Subject: Re: cvs 1.11.10 will be imported
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/11/2003 08:04:01
On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 07:53:47AM +0900, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> > > > 	i'm not aware of the "interoperability issue".  any pointers?
> > > > 	(i have no problem using cvs 1.11.10 against
> > >
> > >, for a
> > > very recent recent one.  This was also noted repeatedly in
> > > project-internal circulation.
> >
> > 	has anyone reported the issue to
> To be honest, I'm not sure if it would help. In 2001 I sent a bug report
> in to the cvs folks, complete with test case. Here's the scenario:
> You have a file with local changes. Someone deletes the file from cvs,
> putting the ,v file in the Attic. You cvs update, then you check in your
> changes. You bring the file back to life, but the ,v file stays in the
> Attic. So future checkouts won't pick it up unless you mention it by name.

Ah... that explains a lot. I have pulled files out of the Attic with
"cvs add", but if someone removes it after you've modified it, you
might not know to do that. I bet there's a message when you update
("...not safe to delete", or something to that effect), but you could
miss that.

> This issue recently surfaced with files in src/sys.
> You can see my efforts at resolving the issue in revisions 1.12 and 1.23
> of pkgsrc/net/ucd-snmp-current/Makefile .

This is an old issue, not just a problem with 1.11.10, is it not?