On Jun 2, 2006, at 10:27 AM, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>> Tom Lane wrote:
>>> Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
>>>> What's happening here is that cvs actually creates the directory
>>>> and then later prunes it when it finds it is empty.
>>> I find that explanation pretty unconvincing. Why would cvs print
>>> a "?"
>>> for such a directory?
>> cvs will print a ? if it doesn't know what it is... or is that svn?
> yes, it's a file/directory it doesn't know about.
> At one stage I suppressed these checks, but I found that too many
> times we saw errors due to unclean repos. So now buildfarm insists
> on having a clean repo.
> I suppose I could provide a switch to turn it off ... in one recent
> case the repo was genuinely not clean, though, so I am not terribly
> keen on that approach - but I am open to persuasion.
Another option would be to re-run cvs up one more time if we get any
unexpected files. It sounds like that would fix this issue on windows
machines, while still ensuring we had a clean repo to work from.
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