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Re: CVS/Entries and status

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS/Entries and status
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 11:12:30 -0400 (EDT)

Anita Chacko writes:
> I see in CVS manual that the CVS/Entries file will be
> of this format
> /name/revision/timestamp[+conflict]/options/tagdate
> But when I see my CVS/Entries file in my working
> directory,I don't see any tag/branch names as follows.

That's because you don't have a sticky tag or date.  A sticky tag or
date is when you checkout (or update) to a specific revision by
specifying a tag or date in the command; when you just checkout the head
of the trunk (which is the default), you don't have a sticky tag or

> When I do a cvs status on for example  dfilter.c(which
> is shown above in Entries) I see the following
> What do the tag/branch names under the Existing Tags
> signify?

They are the tags that have been applied to that particular file.  The
parenthetical comment tells you whether each tag corresponds to a
specific revision or to an entire branch, and the corresponding numeric
revision number.

> Also,when I do
> cvs co -r Win98_0_4_REL_04_05_2001  or 
> cvs co -r Win98MNI_0_3_RelBranch   
> I am getting the error "cvs [server aborted]: no such
> tag Win98_0_4_REL_04_05_2001 " and 
> "cvs [server aborted]: no such tag
> Win98MNI_0_3_RelBranch"   
> What could be the reason?It says in status that those
> are existing tags.

That implies that you're not checking out the file you did the status
on.  Just because one file contains a particular tag doesn't mean that
every other file contains the same tag.

-Larry Jones

You just can't ever be too careful. -- Calvin

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