[cvsnt] remove(delete) a revision from cvs

Tom pxknet at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 23:46:02 BST 2007

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Sorry, actually the inconsistant is just on the client side, the rcs on the 
server is quite good.
What happened is: after using "cvs admin -o -r1.31" command to remove the 
revision, this revision is delete on the server, but the client is still on 
this revision (and will prevent you from making any submit). And I figured 
out a workaround for this:
1. save the changes made to the file
2. run cvs udpate -C to get a most recent copy
3. apply the changes back
4. run submit to check in all the changes (and it could succeed here since 
you get synced with the server)

"Tom" <pxknet at gmail.com>  news:f8gflo$pto$1 at paris.nodomain.org...
> woo, I just tried it and find the rcs file was result in an inconsistant 
> condition.  This command is really unsafe to use. scared...., how could 
> some command appear in the help manual unsafe to use. I recommend to 
> remove the command which is unsafe or show user a warning message both in 
> help docs and before execute the command the potential risk of using it.
> "Gerhard Fiedler" <lists at connectionbrazil.com> 
> news:1opqxnuxkxig4$.dlg at connectionbrazil.com...
>> Arthur Barrett wrote:
>>> There is a "cvs admin" command that will let an administrator destroy
>>> your SCM integrity by removing a revision, however it has not been
>>> tested in years and there are various reports that it can harm the
>>> repository.
>> Do we have an authoritative list of commands (command/option 
>> combinations,
>> ...) that are considered tested and safe to use? If not, is anybody
>> interested in creating one? If so, what would be a good procedure and
>> format?
>> Gerhard

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