Jeremias Maerki wrote:

> Moving around directories on the server so we don't lose history on
> files. See my proposal on directory structure reorganization, ex.
> moveing src/org to src/java/org.
> On 27.11.2002 16:19:26 Peter B. West wrote:
> > Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> > >
> > > BTW: Anybody around with experience in CVS surgery???
> > >
> >
> > Not really, but what do you want to do?

The only repository work I have done had to do with getting some RCS file
safely into one, which was a mild form of hacking. The O'Reilly book "CVS
Pocket Reference" has a section (p. 26) on "Hacking the Repository". It
urges extreme caution, backups, etc., then suggests simply moving the
directories around in the repository. It also warns that this is dangerous
when there are active sandboxes. Cederqvist also seems to indicate that a
simple move will work, Sec. 7.4.2, and points out that this will basically
break any checkouts of previous tags. In other words, trying to check out an
old tag will put the files in the /new/ location, which is inconsistent with
the references to it in other files.

If you're going to do this, it makes sense to do it while the release is
frozen, as everyone will want to get a new sandbox after the fact anyway.

Victor Mote

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