[p4] correct way to update directory hierarchy?

Jeff Schmidt jschmidt at multi-ad.com
Fri Jun 4 11:40:52 PDT 2004

What is the correct way to update a directory hierarchy in Perforce? We 
have several bodies of third party code that is updated periodically 
and involve a large number of files. Some files get changed, some 
deleted, and other added with each new release. We've generally done a 
delete on the old hierarchy, then added the new code drop. However 
we've noticed that when we integrate these changes to branches that 
need them, Perforce will almost always miss a number of them and the 
branch does not end up with the correct versions (the main line always 
ends up correct after the delete-and-add). Is there a better way to do 
this that works 100% of the time?

Jeffrey Schmidt, senior software architect
MultiAdĀ® Creator and Creator Server
jschmidt at multiad.com

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