cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/smbmsg - Imported sources

John Polstra jdp at
Mon May 17 10:30:35 PDT 2004

On 17-May-2004 Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Joerg Wunsch <j at> writes:
>> As Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>> > > Nope, but I've kept in mind that adding complete new subsystems
>> > > etc. is better done by an import as opposed to just cvs adding it.
>> > No, it isn't.  It's easier than 'cvs add', but still wrong.
>> I wouldn't it consider to be easier, but since you're not taking care
>> to explain why it were wrong, it's becoming a bikeshed discussion.
> 'cvs import' places the files on a separate branch and creates a
> branch tag for that branch and a point tag for the import.  It is
> intended for files which you get from a third party and to which you
> make local changes.

Nevertheless, it used to be a rule that new subsystems should be
brought into the repository by means of "cvs import" rather than "cvs
add".  I personally was scolded once for using "cvs add" in this
situation.  I've never seen any discussion about changing that policy.
I don't really care what the policy becomes, but it's certainly not
established that "cvs add" is the answer.


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