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Re: [PATCH] Additions to INSTALL

From: Gustavo Niemeyer <niemeyer_at_conectiva.com>
Date: 2002-09-26 22:34:20 CEST

Hi Pavel!

> I want to remove all files and directories that are not versioned. It's
> quite common that some files (or symlinks) are created by hand, then the
> developer forgets about it, and the build works for that developer, but
> not for anybody else, who don't have that file or symlink.
> The best way to resolve this situation is to do a clean build. Things
> like "make distcheck" help too, but it's doesn't work for projects that
> don't use Automake (one of the projects is a Linux kernel driver).
> There are actually three different things that I occasionally want to do:
> 1) Revert changes in the versioned files (that's what "svn revert" does).
> 2) Remove all non-versioned files. Good for checking my changes before
> the commit.
> 3) Do both. Good for automated scripts that create snapshots. Good for
> starting from scratch.

This doesn't look like a good approach to solve that specific problem.
If I forgot to include with "svn add" some source file created by hand,
the last thing I'd like to do is to remove that file. :-)

I'd rather check the output of "svn st | grep '^?'" for important files.

Gustavo Niemeyer
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Received on Thu Sep 26 22:36:15 2002

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