[cvsnt] Re: Aargh!... How best to undo an import mistake...

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Thu Jan 8 13:18:57 GMT 2004

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On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 11:02:57 +0000 (UTC), "Oliver Giesen"
<ogware at gmx.net> wrote:

>To reproduce:
>1. import a module using "V" as vendor branch and "R1" as Release tag
>2. update-import a different version of the same module using "R2" as
>vendor branch and "V" as release tag
>This produces a branch named "R2" which has the revisions tagged "R1"
>on it plus the freshly imported revisions, which will have no tag at
>all. Furthermore there will now be an empty branch named "V".
>Of course it makes no sense to do this - it was a mistake - that's why
>I want to undo it.
I'm not sure you can - it's a similar situation to accidentally
recommitting the entire repository or anything else that produces
global changes.

Detecting that kind of situation doesn't sound so easy - in this case
CVS gave you enough rope to hang yourself with and you gleefully did
it...  If you've got any ideas though...


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