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Re: Controlling revision (version number)

From: Laine Stump
Subject: Re: Controlling revision (version number)
Date: 06 Mar 2001 20:05:13 -0500
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Somewhere else in the CVS documentation you will find a bit that tells
you that the revision numbers of files are intended for internal CVS
use only, and that it is a bad idea to attempt to force them into some
particular organization. On top of that, the revision numbers are for
individual files, not for entire projects.

You were on the right track with tags - you should just ignore the
revision numbers, and make tags when you reach some milestone (such as
release 2.4.4). Since CVS requires that tags start with a letter and
not containing any "." characters, just put an R at the front, and
replace all the "." with "_", is "R2_4_4".

Jean Tourrilhes <address@hidden> writes:

>         Hi,
>       (I'm not on the mailing list)
>         I've recently put a project that I was maintaining into a CVS
> repository (as part of a bigger project). CVS is driving me nuts with
> the revision numbers. The result is that all version numbers in the
> CVS repository are all over the place. Yuck !
>         When I started, my project was a revision 2.4.3 (my own
> revision numbers). I did a cvs import, used the -b flag, and
> everything was put in CVS at revision Strange, but not too
> bad.
>         I did a bit of hacking, added new files and co. I tried to do
> a "cvs update ; cvs commit -r 2.4.4", but it refused :
>                 cvs server: Up-to-date check failed for XXX (all my files)
>         So, I did a "cvs commit". And now, I have files with revision
> 2.5, some with and some other with 1.1.
>         Modified a few files to try, and now I have 2.6, 2.5,,
> 1.2 and 1.1 revisions all mixed up :-(
>         Reread the man page, mention the "cvs tag" stuff that is
> necessary for the -r option. So, I try a "cvs tag -b 2.4.4". It fail
> saying that tag must start with a letter. Argh !
>         So please : could somebody be kind enough to tell me how to
> control revision number with CVS ? I want to put all new and modified
> files at revision 2.4.4, which is what it should be. Why does it have
> to be so difficult ?
>         Thanks in advance...
>         Jean
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