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Re: Tag made on a Branch

From: Karl E. Jorgensen
Subject: Re: Tag made on a Branch
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 23:06:42 +0000
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On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 02:32:53PM -0800, Paddy T wrote:
> Hi
> I have made a branch for one release 3.0
> The main trunk has another on going development.
> I recently made a tag on the branch with all the
> latest files.I checked out with this tag.
> Now in order to commit to the branch,I did a cvs
> update -A.
> But it fetched all latest files from the trunk into
> the working directory.Is this how it should
> behave?

This is standard behaviour.

What you probably *meant* to do was not a "update -A", but a "update

>        Should I only checkout from a branch to commit
> to a branch? 

Ideally: yes. But you can always get your sandbox on the correct branch
via an "update -r" (if you're prepared to risk having to sort out

>              Or can I also checkout from a tag made on
> the branch and do cvs update -A?

Could do. But remember that update -A will bring your sandbox back on
the trunc.

Remember that you can have as many sandboxes as you want - so if you
jump back and forth between 3 branches, I'd say that you (probably) need 3
sandboxes, to avoid getting your changes mixed up. (unless you *want* to
apply & test out the same change on 3 branches...)

> Pls clarify.
> Thanks,
> Paddy Thomas


Karl E. Jørgensen
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