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Month: September 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Revert GIT to a specific date

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:13:56 -0700 (PDT)
> Checkout does not create a new directory structure, but
> switch your working tree to the desired revision.
> So your other scripts do not need to change. Using checkout
> you switch your working git tree to the desired version, then you will do
> tasks that you need - like building. And by further checkout you switch
> your working git tree to the next desired version. Everything is still in the
> same working folder.
> For example - switch whole tree to v3.5.13-sru branch:
>   git checkout v3.5.13-sru && git submodule update --recursive
> ...and switch back to current state of master branch:
>   git checkout master && git submodule update --recursive
> Note: In this switching may occur a little problem with
> modules that are not contained in the desired version.

So checkout only creates a viewing illusion. That is, the package sources remain the same as the most recent re-sync and only the view a person has is different.

As my build scripts just copy the package sources directly from GIT, the view illusion does not help.

I am not grasping how my build scripts can distinguish the difference. I understand how my eyes distinguish the difference because GIT creates the illusion of what I am allowed to see. Yet the underlying sources in the package tree remain exactly the same.