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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tale of the 'log-for-merge' problem

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tale of the 'log-for-merge' problem
Date: 16 Sep 2003 08:21:03 -0700

On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 08:10, Jason McCarty wrote:
> Alexander Deruwe wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 10:24:53AM -0400, Jason McCarty wrote:
> > > [2] 
> > >
> > > [3] 
> > >
> > 
> > This seems like it would solve my problem, except for two things:
> > 
> > 1. The patch logs in the newer tla archive that have bogus
> > 'log-for-merge' output appended; can I just modify those and commit?
> I think it's considered a bad idea to modify history, even if it wouldn't
> have a functional effect, but I'll leave others to justify that. Is it a
> problem to have the faulty entries in the patch-log?

I think you misunderstand: he's trying to correct the effects of an old
bug.  He's trying to get the correct history in the first place.  Yes,
there's a problem with the faulty entries.


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