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From: williamkempf_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-07-11 16:58:23

--- In boost_at_y..., "David Abrahams" <david.abrahams_at_r...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <williamkempf_at_h...>
> To: <boost_at_y...>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 2:45 PM
> Subject: [boost] CVS - Rename a File
> > Because of the case sensitive nature of some environments I have
> > rename several files currently named jamfile to Jamfile in the
> > Boost.Threads branch in CVS. I attempted to do this using the
> > following command line procedures on a Win2k machine:
> >
> > > rename jamfile jamfile2
> > > cvs remove jamfile
> > > cvs commit
> > > rename jamfile2 Jamfile
> > > cvs add Jamfile
> > > cvs commit
> >
> > The last commit failed (sorry, I didn't capture the error message
> > I should have), and the CVS repository was left with a "phantom
> > lock", as some of you may have noticed. :( Now that we've got the
> > lock problem I fixed (required intervention by the Sourceforge
> > support) I checked out a fresh copy and see that the Jamfile is
> > missing entirely.
> Well, of course. The cvs remove/commit cycle worked!
> 'course, you can find it again if you know its version number, or
you can
> look by date. I think it's in the Attic, too, but you'll have to
read up on
> how to access it that way.

Uhmm... what wasn't obvious is that the add/commit cycle failed
entirely. In any event I know that there are numerous ways to access
the older revisions in CVS. I've also got a back up copy of the file
on my local drive, as well as copies in the Zip file in the Files
section, so I'm not concerned about this.

> > I have a few questions concerning this, because I still need to
> > change several other jamfile names this way. First, is the
> > I used above the right way to do this?
> AFAIK, yes.

Then I guess I'll just have to cross my fingers and try this again.
Hope it works better this next time :(.

Bill Kempf

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