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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] moving an archive

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] moving an archive
Date: 15 Sep 2003 08:02:49 -0700

On Mon, 2003-09-15 at 07:48, Zack Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2003 at 07:35:47AM -0700, Robert Anderson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-09-15 at 07:12, Zack Brown wrote:
> > > I think it's possible to just 'mv' the category directory into a new 
> > > archive,
> > > and re-register it in the new archive. But there's no guarantee that this
> > > will always work. It just happens to work at the moment.
> > 
> > No.  It never has and never will work.
> "and never will"??

That's correct.  If it did work, whatever that software was wouldn't be
"arch" anymore.

> What exactly ties a category to a particular archive? Isn't it just
> string data within the category itself? And if so, won't a simple
> search-and-replace operation modify all those strings appropriately?
> There must be a procedure that can work.

What are you trying to accomplish, and why?  tagging is the mechanism
for "migrating" a category into another archive.  Screwing with archive
contents outside tla's interface is almost always a bad idea.


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