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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] caching revisions

From: David Allouche
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] caching revisions
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 23:37:17 +0200

On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 09:28 -0400, Aaron Bentley wrote:
> With an error.  It would be deceptive to claim that a new cacherev had 
> been installed if it hadn't.  For example, if you know your cacherev 
> checksums are bogus but don't know you need to uncacherev, you might do 
> cacherev, see no error output, and assume the problem is fixed.

I would also have made cacherev (resp. uncacherev) fail when the the
cachedrev is present (resp. missing) but it seems that's not the
convention in tla.

Ever since tla 1.1, cacherev (resp. uncacherev) is considered idempotent
and silently succeeds if the cachedren is already present (resp.

However, it may be noteworthy that library-add is idempotent, but
library-remove is not.

                                                            -- ddaa

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