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Re: Moving files from lisp/gnus/ to lisp/net/?

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: Moving files from lisp/gnus/ to lisp/net/?
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 13:22:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

* Miles Bader (2004-10-20) writes:

> On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 12:27:58PM +0200, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:
>> And it should be simple enough to move the files around in the
>> Gnus CVS repository without losing any CVS history if I do it by hand
>> and is, er, careful.  I think.
> I think this is generally considered a very bad thing to do.  It's much safer
> (if less exciting) to just do the old cvs add+rm thing, and make the first
> commit log in the new location "renamed from foo".
> The reason it's bad, as I understand it, is that it essentially changes
> history; I'm not entirely sure of the all the user-visible repercussions, but
> I'm not sure I want to find out the hard way...

Why don't you just dump CVS and switch to a different version
management system which supports these kinds of operation?

When preview-latex will get integrated in AUCTeX we will probably have
to move and rename many files as well and it is a pity that we are
stuck with CVS due to Savannah not providing alternatives.


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