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  • by moodboom (3881) on Tuesday January 27 2004, @06:05PM (#6159)
    I've been really champing at the bit to grab a new CVS snapshot. Now that I know the full story, I'm glad to know you guys took your time to make things right, thanks for that.

    One related thing I'd like to know more about - merging the latest CVS template changes with template customizations I've made. I'm only on my second incarnation of my slash site, and I've never upgraded (I've just done two fresh installs). Since templates are stored in the slash database, I take it there are some extra steps required. It looks like template-tool will do the work for you. Is this the general process?

    get a cvs snapshot of latest slash templates

    do a template dump of your site

    diff between the two, updating the dump

    update the site templates from the dump

    Or am I way off? :P thanks...

    • The easiest way to do what you want is to check out the CVS code, then make your template customizations directly to the checked-out files, not using the template editing tools on the website.

      If you then do a "cvs update", our fixes and improvements will be added to your checked-out files, but your changes will remain intact.

      (If one of our changes and your changes should happen to affect the same lines of code, CVS will warn you with a "C" in the left margin. You can grep the codebase on "<<<