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Re: vendor tag

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: vendor tag
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 15:50:32 -0700

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>On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 12:31:17PM -0700, Schwenk, Jeanie wrote:
>> How can a vendor tag and vendor branch be verified as being present?

>> branch: 1.1.1
>is a red herring.  It names the "default branch"; it's *not* used
>to determine whether a given tag names a branch or a release.

The only way to set the default branch under normal CVS usage is to perform
a "cvs import", and then the default branch is set to the vendor branch.
However, if the CVS repository was created by copying RCS files from a
different system, or if the default branch is changed by some mechanism
like "cvs admin" or the "rcs" program itself, then all bets are off.
Also, the default branch is cleared during the first commit to the trunk
and will never be set again unless something extraordinary happens (e.g.
"cvs admin" is used).

In other words, if it's set, it's very likely set to the vendor branch.
If it's not set, then some other method is needed to determine the
vendor branch.

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