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SubjectRe: Problems using new Linux-2.4 bitkeeper repository.
Larry McVoy wrote:

>On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 11:28:46AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>>Well, I tried this, but it just gave me a slew of initial rename conflicts.
>>This is normal, you just need to accept the remote changes for all those
>>new/renamed files. BitKeeper doesn't support doing this automatically
>>for all files, so I had to highlight the expected BitKeeper response in
>>another window, and then click <paste> on my mouse around 300 times...
>>(~300 new files)
>Yuck. So you knew without any doubt what it was that you wanted? How?
>If this is a common case, I can add an option to the resolver, but it
>strikes me that there must be some other problem here. What are those
>300 files?

I started with Linus's linux-2.4 repo and so did Marcelo. We
independently checked in 2.4.recent patches (including proper renametool
use), which included the ia64 and mips merges, which added a ton of
files. When you do a 'bk pull' from Marcelo's linux-2.4 into my old
marcelo-2.4 repo, you have to individually tell BitKeeper that you
really do want to trust Marcelo's copy over my own, for each of the ~300
new files that were added between Linus's linux-2.4 repo creation and 2
days ago. So I highlighted "rl\ny\n" in another window, and wore out my
middle mouse button... Renames could have been handled similarly, but
there were few renames, so I just typed "r\ny\n" manually maybe 10 or 20

One could argue that a "rla" or "lla" command would be useful when
resolving a conflict between two new files, telling BitKeeper to accept
remote (or local) additions in this case _and_ all succeeding cases.

One could also argue that BitKeeper needs to be twacked on the head
because it is not detecting that the file-creates and file-renames are
100% the same, content-wise.


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