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Re: maintainer mode

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: maintainer mode
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 11:40:38 +0200
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>>> "Eric" == Eric Siegerman <address@hidden> writes:


 Eric> 4. The user imported your package into CVS (as I often do).
 Eric> Because CVS checkouts are done in alphabetical order,
 Eric> might well have a later timestamp than its corresponding foo,
 Eric> without the files' content having changed.  So the
 Eric> maintainer-mode tests charge ahead and try to rebuild foo,
 Eric> very probably with an incorrect version of the autotool in
 Eric> question.  Kaboom.

Here is what I can see on my CVS repository:

- `cvs checkout' use the timestamps the was stored when you 
  did `cvs import'.  Nothing dangerous here.

- `cvs import' timestamps each file with the date of the import.
  This is unfortunate and obviously mess up the dependencies.  
  However I've just discovered there is `cvs import -d':

        -d      Use the file's modification time as the time of import.

This sounds like a good candidate for my .cvsrc :)
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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