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Re: Making Tag on a branch-question

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Making Tag on a branch-question
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 16:29:46 -0500 (EST)

Jeeva Sarma writes:
> I have a question regarding tags made on branches.
> I have branched our tree with the branch name 2.0.

2.0 is not a branch name.

> After some days,I wanted to make a tag on the branch
> for QA testing purpose.I checked out from the branch
> and then tagged it from that working directory with 
> cvs tag -r 'tag_on_branch_name' modulename
> Is this the correct procedure?

Almost certainly not.  If that's really the command you typed, you
applied a tag of "modulename" to the revision/branch specified by
'tag_on_branch_name'.  Usually, you do not specify a specific revision
to tag with -r, you just tag the currently checked-out revision in your
working directory.  And one usually doesn't use the module name as a tag
name, it's too confusing.

> One developer insists that when he checked out from
> the branch,he doesn't get the latest files from that
> branch and has to do a 
> cvs update -r tag_on_branch_name
> to get the latest files.As a result,he cannot commit
> because of the sticky tag.
> I told him that he should get the latest files from
> the branch by checking out from the branch regardless
> of the tag.Isn't this correct?

Who knows?  Your description is too confused to follow.  Perhaps you
could do a "cvs status -v" on one of the files and share it with us so
we could get some clue as to what you really did and are doing.

-Larry Jones

Even my FRIENDS don't do what I want. -- Calvin

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