[p4] renaming a branch?

Stephen Vance steve at vance.com
Tue Oct 30 15:45:54 PST 2001

I think checkpoint surgery is the only way to do this perfectly with the 
results you want.  Get with Perforce support for the details.

At 12:00 PM 10/29/2001 -0800, mzukowski at bco.com wrote:

>Can I rename a branch and still have integration work to it's source?
>I have a branch of release/6.9 with the source from dev/bosc2.  I want to 
>rename 6.9 to "prod".  But if I do this by doing an 
>integrate/delete/submit, will I still be able to integrate those files 
>back into dev/bosc?
>If I remember correctly you can't branch a branch and then put the files 
>back into the original source, you have to integrate through each branch 
>one at a time.  Is that true?
>The other related question is could I "clone" a branch somehow?  I'd like 
>to duplicate release/6.9 into another branch, but both from the same 
>source.  There are no changes unique to release/6.9, it's all stuff that 
>has either been integrated directly from dev/bosc2 or integrated back into 
>dev/bosc2.  But of course dev/bosc2 has changes which we don't want 
>propagated into this new release, so we can't just branch from dev/bosc2 
>unless I can figure out how to filter it with all the changelists that 
>went into release/6.9.

Stephen Vance
mailto:steve at vance.com

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