[SOLVED?] Recovery of deleted ports fails due to pre-commit checks

Stefan Esser se at freebsd.org
Mon May 3 19:54:38 UTC 2021

Am 03.05.21 um 09:01 schrieb Mathieu Arnold:
> On Sat, May 01, 2021 at 09:01:02PM +0200, Stefan Esser wrote:
>> The recovery of deleted ports in their previous form is rejected
>> by the pre-commit checks on the repository server:
>> remote:
>> remote: ================================================================
>> remote: Do not commit ports without TIMESTAMP in their distinfo files.
>> remote: Rerun make makesum to add it.
>> remote: ================================================================
>> remote:
>> I have tried to revert the deletion with unchanged files and then
>> updated the ports' Makefiles and distinfo files in a later commit.
>> Pushing those commits all together fails with the message above,
>> and in order to not confuse GIT, deleted files should be committed
>> first, before applying any changes.
> This is not needed at all, Git cannot get confused by something it has
> no knowledge of. Once a file is deleted, or moved, the history tracking
> stops.

I wanted to re-connect the resurrected files to the history of the port.
And that works best, if unmodified files are committed first, changes
applied and committed thereafter.

Did you try "git log multimedia/transcode"?

The history is there, back to 2002.

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