Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: CVS Help

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6: Re: CVS Help (response to 5)
Posted by Sean Redmond on

The central question is, how did you set up your OpenACS 4.5 site in the first place...

Part of the problem is obviously that I didn't set it up, so I'm not as familiar with it as I should be.

It might be helpful if you showed us the results of doing "cvs stat -v" on, say, your "readme.txt", "packages/acs-tcl/tcl/00-database-procs.tcl", and "packages/my-custom-package/tcl/my-procs.tcl" files.

Here's readme.txt ("packages/acs-tcl/tcl/00-database-procs.tcl") is the same:

===================================================================
File: readme.txt               Status: Needs Patch

   Working revision:        1.1.1.2
   Repository revision:        1.1.1.3        /home/cvshome/acs-devel/bma/readme.txt,v
   Sticky Tag:                (none)
   Sticky Date:                (none)
   Sticky Options:        (none)

   Existing Tags:
        openacs-4-6-2-b                  (revision: 1.1.1.3)
        openacs-4-6-2                    (revision: 1.1.1.3)
        pre_4-6-3_upgrade                (revision: 1.1.1.2)
        preview2                         (branch: 1.1.1.2.4)
        preview                          (branch: 1.1.1.2.2)
        openacs-4-6                      (revision: 1.1.1.2)
        intranet-1_0                     (revision: 1.1.1.1)
        openacs-4-x-2002-01-10           (revision: 1.1.1.1)
        OpenACS                          (branch: 1.1.1)

So I do have the expected "OpenACS" branch! "preview" and "preview2" are a couple of branches I set up trying to figure out how to use branches, "pre_4-6-3_upgrade" is the one I mentioned above (the 4_6_3 is a typo, I meant it to be 4_6_2) and "openacs-4-6-2" and "openacs-4-6-2-b" are two imports I did according the the current upgrade instructions. "openacs-4-6-2-b" is the one I'm using.

More critically: Have you customized any OpenACS files?

A few, but just a little. So few that it wouldn't take any time to hunt down the changes and redo them after an upgrade if need be.

Or has all your work been strictly the addition of your own packages?

Here lies the problem. The most important custom package is called intranet, and it's for -- no surprise -- our intranet. I work on it a lot, but I didn't create it, and it is on the OpenACS branch, though it shouldn't be:

===================================================================
File: intranet-procs.tcl        Status: Up-to-date

   Working revision:        1.10
   Repository
revision:        1.10        

/home/cvshome/acs-devel/bma/packages/intranet/tcl/intranet-procs.tcl,v
   Sticky Tag:                (none)
   Sticky Date:                (none)
   Sticky Options:        (none)

   Existing Tags:
        pre_4-6-3_upgrade                (revision: 1.10)
        preview2                         (branch: 1.9.4)
        preview                          (branch: 1.9.2)
        intranet-1_0                     (revision: 1.5)
        openacs-4-x-2002-01-10           (revision: 1.1.1.1)
        OpenACS                          (branch: 1.1.1)

I won't name names, but LP, you know who you are :-). I compared this to a package I did create, bma-contacts and found:

===================================================================
File: index.adp                Status: Up-to-date

   Working revision:        1.4
   Repository
revision:        1.4        /home/cvshome/acs-devel/bma/packages/bma-contacts/www/index.adp,v
   Sticky Tag:                (none)
   Sticky Date:                (none)
   Sticky Options:        (none)

   Existing Tags:
        pre_4-6-3_upgrade                (revision: 1.4)
        preview2                         (branch: 1.4.4)
        preview                          (branch: 1.4.2)
        intranet-1_0                     (revision: 1.4)

Now this gave me an idea (since I'm learning as I go). If I do the checkout with -jpre_4-6-3_upgrade -jopenacs-4-6-2-b everything in intranet and bma-contacts gets scheduled for removal. If I do it with -jOpenACS:yesterday -jopenacs-4-6-2-b, then bma-contacts does not get scheduled for removal, just upgraded (what I want), though intranet gets scheduled for removal, since it part of my "OpenACS (branch: 1.1.1)" but not part of the 4.6.2 distribution I just imported.

So what I need to do is get /web/bma/packages/intranet/ out of the OpenACS branch, along with a few other things. Is that possible? Or would I have to do something like create an OpenACS2 branch, only adding those things that should be on the OpenACS branch, and then use that branch for upgrading?