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Re: Undesired Sticky Tags With cvs update

From: Chuck Taylor
Subject: Re: Undesired Sticky Tags With cvs update
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 22:07:49 GMT

On Tue, 26 Feb 2002 15:34:25 -0500, Eric Siegerman
<address@hidden> wrote:

>On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 01:27:41PM +0000, Chuck Taylor wrote:

>>   -- The recursive action of cvs tag puts a sticky tag on
>>      directories themselves, which interferes with cvs add
>>      ("-->Using per-directory sticky tag ..." followed by errors
>>      like "cannot add a file on a branch...").

>Upgrade!  The current CVS is quite happy to add files on a

Indeed it does.  And with your points in favor of tagging everything,
I may recommend that my group change its procedure (after installing
an upgraded version of CVS on our development network).

Thanks for the good information.


>> Yet someone took the time to implement the -f option in the cvs tag
>> command, and presumably it works as it was meant to work.  What was
>> its intended purpose?

>No clue.  Sorry.

>It occurs to me that this option might be more useful if it
>worked properly, but I don't really know what "properly" is.  I
>guess your proposal's as good as any...

I was able to make the option work "properly" (as I see it) with a
small addition to the CVS source.  But that's before I discovered
(from your reply) that the current version of CVS will add files on a
branch, which gives me more room to lean away from using the -f option
at all.

Thanks again.

Chuck Taylor

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