[cvsnt] changing a module name

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Sun May 27 14:25:13 BST 2007

Youssef Mohammed wrote:

> Is there a way to change the module name is a cvs repository ?

If you're talking about a repository directory name, this is the same
situation as moving a file from one directory to another, and the same
options and caveats apply. 

Brute force method is to rename the directory inside the repository. But
this means that every code dependent on the previous name will fail, even
if an earlier tag is checked out: it will have the module under the new
name. Good thing to do is probably to release module from all sandboxes
before doing this. 

A softer method is to remove it at the old location and re-add it at the
new location. Prior tags continue to work (using the old name), but the
files in the new module won't have any prior history.


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