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

From: Zack Brown
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] moving an archive
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 08:38:34 -0700
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On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 01:00:49AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 00:48, Zack Brown wrote:
> > On 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
> > > will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.
> > 
> > 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?
> And what if someone has already branched off the archive? you'll update
> them as well? And their offshoots? And the signed patches one of the
> forks from them?

That's a good point. But why is the name of the archive included in the
category itself? It doesn't seem releavant, and if it weren't there then
a straight 'mv' might have a hope of working.

> > There must be a procedure that can work.
> Yes, but is it feasible?
> Rob
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Zack Brown

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