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Re: Problems with -f option and checkout

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Problems with -f option and checkout
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 14:53:06 -0400 (EDT)

Eric Siegerman writes:
> Case 3 is supposed to work all the time.  CVSROOT/val-tags exists
> specifically to let CVS distinguish Cases 2 and 3 (the only other
> way would be to recursively search the entire repo for files
> containing the requested tag -- obviously a non-starter).  But
> val-tags is not always correct; tags that are supposed to be
> listed in it aren't always there.

I don't think that's correct -- CVSROOT/val-tags exists to keep CVS from
having to do recursive searches of the repository to determine whether a
tag is valid.  But that's exactly what happens when the tag isn't found
in the val-tags file except that CVS doesn't search the entire
repository, it only searches the files specified in the command.  So,
one could argue that Case 3 is supposed to *fail* all the time.

-Larry Jones

Don't you hate it when your boogers freeze? -- Calvin

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