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Tony Hoyle <tmh at nodomain.org> writes: > > On 15 Jul 2004 12:30:13 +0200, Johan Holmberg <holmberg at iar.se> wrote: > [...] > > > > $ cvs diff -rHEAD > > cvs server: Diffing . > >** cvs server: foo.txt no longer exists, no comparison available > > > > > >I wonder why the line marked ** appears? > > A quick google shows this to be documented behaviour for standard CVS > going back a long way... it seems to be correct to me. > One of the things I tried to point out, was that standard CVS *didn't* behave that way. I have tried the following constallations of clients/servers: + client: standard CVS 1.11.12 + server: standard CVS 1.11.13 + client: CVSNT 2.0.41a + server: standard CVS 1.11.13 - client: CVSNT 2.0.41a + server: CVSNT 2.0.42 (Prerelease Jun 10 2004) The only combination of client/server so far that issues the ** line, is the last combination with CVSNT in both ends (or put another way: with CVSNT in the server end). > > It seems to me, like the CVSNT server can't make up its mind whether > > the file should be considered to exist or not. > > On the contrary, it's telling you precisely what it knows to be true, > that foo.txt has been deleted. > But the situation I have is: - the file is in the "attic" on the server AND - I don't have it locally Should this really be considered a "difference" ? > Apparently HEAD has a different meaning for diff.. it's not something > I've looked at though so I'm not sure why. > > For some discussion about this see > http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=3936C0BC.7A48A43D%40teloseng.com > I don't know if I understood all of that disscussion, but weren't they talking about different branches, and the meaning of HEAD in that context ? My example was very simple with all revisions on the mainline. /Johan Holmberg