Move zlib up one level, part 2

Robert Collins
Thu Nov 1 19:16:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 8:17 AM
Subject: Move zlib up one level, part 2

> I have the cinstall makefile modified but the next question is
> "How should I do this?"
> My preference is to be naughty and just move the cvs directory
> itself.  That way any cvs history in zlib is carried forward.

And all CVS versions of except HEAD die horribly. No thanks.

> This would mean that I'd have to modify the sources and Makefiles
> on at least three branches, which I'm willing to do.  I'm just
> wondering if I will screw anyone up if I do this.

Yes, you'll screwup, not per tag, but per revision.

> The alternative is to create a new winsup/zlib directory.  I believe
> that would mean that everyone would have to use the -P option when
> updating their directories to cause the empty directory to be
> automatically deleted.

Yes. They'd have to anyway regardless of the way you do the move.

You could take a copy of thezlib dir, and use cvs delete to delete the
old one - that way you'll have the history on the new dir, and a
checkout -D in cinstall will continue to work.


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