bypassing certain cvs commits

Julian Elischer julian at
Tue Nov 27 10:05:14 PST 2007

Scott Long wrote:
> Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Eygene Ryabinkin wrote:
>>> Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 09:25:05AM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
>>>> As per my detailed comments to Jason
>>>> is broken but I want to update everything else how do I by pass the
>>>> ref'ed commit?
>>> Grab the diff and revert if by hand after CVSup?  May require some
>>> manual merging, but it will require merge in any case if later
>>> commits go to the top of the changes you want to revert.
>> I am using a local repo
> Then use CVS to check out the exact rev of those files that you want. 
> That'll make the rev be sticky in your tree, so it won't change the next 
> time you update.  Note that I would consider it rather rude and 
> condescending to instruct a senior developer like Jason on how to do 
> backouts instead of giving him help in identifying and maybe fixing the
> problems.

and to check out the head MINUS a change use cvs update -j

e.g. to remove the change that was used to make 1.4 but leave the changes that
went into 1.5 and later you can do

cvs up -A x.c            # check out the latest.
cvs up -j1.4 -j1.3 x.c   #back out the change that differentiated 1.4 from 1.3

> Scott
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