[arch-dev-public] Killing CVS [was: Status Report 2007-10-15]

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 14:02:37 EDT 2007

On 10/16/07, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Paul Mattal schrieb:
> > I know I could potentially be more productive if I could cherrypick
> > PKGBUILD mods from community members. Sounds like a small thing, and
> > it probably is, but git is a powerful way of working.
> Can anyone explain to me what cherrypicking is?

man git-cherry-pick might help. It basically means picking one commit
off another branch, and having it be correctly applied to the current
branch through a possible 3-way merge if necessary.

> > The existing cvs seems to support everything, and if we're only
> > evaluating based on support and not based on better features, why
> > switch at all? Why not stay with CVS?
> CVS has no proper way of moving, removing or copying files or whole
> directories. We moved around between repositories by moving the
> directories between CVS trees to keep history, which is ugly. We cannot
> at the same time clean up the repository from directories we do not need
> anymore and keep the history (and I do want a clean working copy with
> only directories that are still required and used). So CVS does NOT
> support everything we need.

Do you have a .cvsrc? Try adding a "update -dP" line (and a "checkout
-P"), or something along those lines.

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