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From "Steve Cohen" <>
Subject CVS Problem [was RE: Ant contributor]
Date Mon, 24 Dec 2001 20:53:33 GMT
While we're discussing CVS:

There seems to be a problem with CVS and files newly added to the
cvs diff claims not to know about them even though they are clearly
visible in the cvs viewer and even though they are distributed in the

For example, from the directory

if I excute the command cvs diff -u, I get 

cvs server: I know nothing about

No such problem is observed with any file of longstanding existence, for

The only way I can submit patches is to download the file from the CVS
repository under a different name and then do a local diff against it
and my latest changes.  That is how I submitted my patch this morning.

Is there some administrative task that must be done with cvs to get the
differencer to recognize newly added files?

-----Original Message-----
From:	Erik Hatcher
Sent:	Mon 12/24/2001 1:58 PM
To:	Ant Developers List
Subject:	Re: Ant contributor
Actually, use:

    cvs diff -u

Thats the recommended patch format.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim White" <>
To: "Ant Developers List" <>
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2001 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: Ant contributor

> At 09:06 AM 12/24/2001 -0800, wrote:
> >I have developed a fix for ant and would like to submit it. Of course
> >don't have access to check in code.
> >
> >What is the best way to go about this? Do I post my code to the
> >for people to vote on?
> Against an up-to-date CVS checkout, do a "cvs diff -c" on the files
> your fix.  Post that to this list.  Make sure you update the test
suite to
> demonstrate and verify-as-fixed the bug and include that with your
> I did that with a bug I fixed last week and it was checked into CVS
> an hour (of course turnaround that quick shouldn't be expected as
> normal).  I didn't open a bug report, but probably should have so that
> could be tracked/reported in the next release.
> jim
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