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RE: Branch tag disappeared in CVS

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Branch tag disappeared in CVS
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 10:01:44 -0500

Madhavi wrote:
> We have a branch B384. On this we have two more branches B3841 and 
> B3842. Development is going on B384. It was working fine. But today 
> suddenly when we did update on one folder in B384 branch, that branch 
> tag is disappeared on that folder and output says 'missing file'. But 
> B3841 and B3842 are existing. How can this happen?
`cvs admin -nB384' would do it.

> Any idea how to resolve this.
Flog... er, that is, re-train... the person who used the cvs admin command
inappropriately. ;-)

If you set up a group called cvsadmin, then only users who are members of
that group can issue the 'cvs admin' command.

> This is second time it happened like this. We are restoring previous 
> day's backup and committing changes again which is a painful job.
Sounds like some serious re-training might be required.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (http://www.leitch.com)
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (http://www.cuj.com/experts)

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