Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66733
export command creates CVS subdirectory
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
According to the CVS documentation, the export command should just
extract files from a repository and not create a CVS subdirectory in
the local working directory. However, version 1.11.1p1-7 does create
CVS subdirectories. This becomes a problem if you have more than one
module that you want to export to the same local directory for packaging purposes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a module in cvs and add some files.
2.cd to an empty local directory.
3.issue the command cvs export -D tomorrow <name of module>
4.list the directory created by cvs.
Actual Results: a CVS subdirectory will have been created, just as if you had
update or checkout command.
Expected Results: Should have just extracted the files and not created a CVS
Bug is reproducable in Red Hat Enterprise 3 Update 2 with
cvs-1.11.2-24. Updated platform.
When exporting a module and the "-d" flag is specified to create a
source distribution, the CVS subdirs are erroniously included.
Possible problem in client.c
Probably should be updated under Enterprise Linux and all platforms.
Rawhide version cvs-1.11.17-3 seems to contain a fix in client.c that
resolves this problem. Any chance this could be backported to RHEL 3?
Hmm, I couldn't reproduce it with cvs-1.11.2-25 and newer. Let me
know, if you can do it and how.
*** Bug 130834 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***