CVS update, reset or preserve bugzilla

Gervase Markham gerv at
Tue Mar 18 08:31:06 UTC 2003

Joseph Phillips wrote:
> The procedure basically involves logging into the bugzilla CVS server
> and running the command "$ cvs update -rBugzilla_Stable -dP".
> I want to know if this will reset all customization that I have made on
> the cgi/html files on this bugzilla installation to the default version
> from the public CVS server?

CVS will do its best to merge the updates with your changes, but if it 
doesn't succeed, you will have to integrate the updates with your 
changes manually.

I suggest you take a copy of your Bugzilla tree, run the update on that, 
and fix the conflicts at your leisure. You can then copy the code back 
over when upgrade time comes (and run


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