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Re: vc-mode: initial comments lost if using CVS

From: Aaron S. Hawley
Subject: Re: vc-mode: initial comments lost if using CVS
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:30:34 -0400 (EDT)

I can't confirm the behavior of the missing change comment, however I can
confirm a missing description when the file is added outside of Emacs (and
without a -m message).  I'm assuming that your scenario entails adding the
file to CVS from the command-line rather than Emacs.  It seems Emacs can
register files to CVS ("add") with `vc-next-action' (C-x v v).

I've tried to reproduce the situation with a CVS module "vc-mode-test"
created from scratch (perhaps others know a quicker way of creating a
minimal CVS repository). I do the "add" and "commit" from within Emacs.
The description and change comment show up in the changelog.  Can you
verify this?

$ mkdir ~/cvs
$ export CVSROOT=$HOME/cvs
$ cvs init
$ cd /tmp
$ mkdir vc-mode-test
$ cd vc-mode-test
$ cvs import -m"Created directory structure" vc-mode-test vc-mode test

No conflicts created by this import

$ cd ..
$ cvs vc-mode-test
$ cd -
$ emacs foo.txt

In Emacs,

Set vc-initial-comment to non-nil with `M-: (setq vc-initial-comment t)'.
Register the file (`cvs add') with `C-x v v' and enter a description.
Check-in the initial revision (`cvs commit') with `C-x v v' and enter a
change comment.

Viewing the changelog with `C-x v l' shows:

RCS file: /home/ashawley/cvs/vc-mode-test/foo.txt,v
Working file: foo.txt
head: 1.1
locks: strict
access list:
symbolic names:
keyword substitution: kv
total revisions: 1;     selected revisions: 1
An added file.

revision 1.1
date: 2005-08-25 16:18:43 +0000;  author: ashawley;  state: Exp;
Initial comment.

Hope that helps.

On Thu, 25 Aug 2005, era eriksson wrote:

> ...
> However, under CVS, the file is only "added" but not "committed" at this
> point. The next C-x v v will ask for a commit comment, and actually
> commit the current file to the repository.
> Now, under CVS, if you type C-x v l, the description: field will be
> empty, and there will be no trace of your initial comment.
> This has been in Emacs vc-mode for as long as I've been trying to use
> this feature.
> /* era */

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