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Re: Assertion failed: rev == NULL || isdigit ((unsigned char) *rev)

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Assertion failed: rev == NULL || isdigit ((unsigned char) *rev)
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 16:26:17 -0500 (EST)

David Everly writes:
> I have been asked to see if I can take the project back to tag_b and
> then add in the changes made between tag_c and now.

So, in other words, you want to undo the changes between tag_b and

> So I did the following to see what would happen:
> cvs checkout my_project
> cd my_project
> cvs update -j HEAD -j tag_b
> cvs update -j tag_c -j HEAD
> In the binary for Solaris downloaded from, I get the
> following during the last command:
> Assertion failed: rev == NULL || isdigit ((unsigned char) *rev), file
> /u/scjones/cvs-nightly/src/rcs.c, line 3990
> cvs [server aborted]: received abort signal

Doing multiple merges without a commit confuses CVS.  I suggest you try:

        cvs co my_project
        cd my_project
        cvs up -j tag_c -j tag_b

-Larry Jones

I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple. -- Calvin

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