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Re: Strange message from CVS...

From: Brian Poynor
Subject: Re: Strange message from CVS...
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 23:12:38 -0700
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Note that if you work with *big* CVS trees, deleting the val-tags file
can make checkouts based on tags (including branch tags) take a long
time. (By big I mean hundreds of directories, thousands of files.)

We've found that adding new tags to val-tags before running checkouts
or merges using them saves a lot of time.

Does anyone know why cvs doesn't do that by default? Or the reason
val-tags exists in the first place?


On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 12:13:50AM -0400, Larry Jones wrote:
> Hamid Ghassemi writes:
> > 
> > $ cvs update -r maint42
> > cvs server: duplicate key found for `y'
> Your CVSROOT/val-tags file has become corrupted.  Each line in that file
> should contain a valid tag name followed by a space and the letter "y". 
> If you check your file, you will find at least two lines that are
> missing the tag name.  You can either delete just those lines, or you
> can delete the whole file -- it's just a cache that CVS will recreate as
> needed.
> -Larry Jones
> Wow, how existential can you get? -- Hobbes
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