[p4] Perforce 2006.1 - Time to upgrade?

Venters, Cheryl cheryl.venters at viasat.com
Fri Jul 21 13:24:50 PDT 2006

Can you define what is considered a "complicated client/branch mapping".
What exactly constitutes excessive wildcard use? I was planning to
upgrade on Monday but may be changing my mind.


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[mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Karl Elvis
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 1:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [p4] Perforce 2006.1 - Time to upgrade?

I have to advise against upgrades to 2006.1 if you use any kind of
complicated client/branch mappings. 

There's a new feature (they call it a feature, I call it a bug -

The undesired effect here is that you can get a combination of a 'legal'
client mapping and a 'legal' branch mapping that when combined, produce
this error:

    Excessive combinations of wildcard ... in path and maps.   

I upgraded a test instance to 2006.1 after testing all my client
mappings for illegal wildcards, and then started getting this error on
integs (which I use a lot). 

And per perforce support, there's no way to good way to go look for
problems automatically. 

If your client mappings are all simple, you may be ok. But IMO this
change can cause a lot of trouble. The intent was good, but what they
did was installed a 'fix' that brakes things that work in 2005*. 


On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 12:35:43PM -0700, Ryan Dooley may have typed
these words: 
> > Maybe this helps you with your upgrade decision:
> > I just upgraded our test system (a full mirror of the real system)
> > 2005.2 to 2006.1. I went very well.
> > I also did some real life integrations with the test server. Also no
> > issues so far.
> > 
> > Any other experiences with the new version?
> Same here... I upgraded our backup system last night to 2006.1 from
2005.1 and 
> no problems.  After the "p4 verify" the actual upgrade was a breeze
and I've not 
> found any problems with it yet.
> I'll end up doing our actual primary box this week.

Karl Elvis MacRae               DCM         Apple Computer 
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