[pacman-dev] My $0.02 on the Frugalware v.s. Arch bit...

Jeff 'codemac' Mickey jeff at archlinux.org
Tue Jan 2 02:26:29 EST 2007

* On Monday, January 01 2007, James Rosten wrote:

>I think the one problem with that might be that, say you make a patch
>and apply it and commit it upstream, but while you were doing that
>someone else committed something that screws up your commit or you
>overwrite their commit.  Of course, I don't use CVS very often and
>maybe it has some way around this, but if it doesn't that could lead
>to some problems.

uhh.. this is called a "file conflict".  Usually this will cause the second 
person's commit to fail, and leave them with the diff that broke the 
commit.  The developer would then merge ( or edit and fix ) the two files, 
and recommit.

It happens all the time, and this is literally the purpose of most revision 
control systems, handling multiple users editng the same file.

    //   codemac

.: [ + carpe diem totus tuus + ] :.
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