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Re: Cannot delete "release-tag" and "vendor-tag" from repository

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Cannot delete "release-tag" and "vendor-tag" from repository
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 20:39:38 -0400 (EDT)

Larry Lords writes:
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> I have been able to delete all of the version of the files, but
> I cannot delete either of the tags.  The "cvs tag -d release-tag"
> command executes and gives an untagging message for each directory, but
> when I check the tag is still there.

You should get a message for each file in addition to the message for
each directory -- CVS is apparently not finding the tag, which usually
means that you misspelled it.  It would be helpful to see the exact
command you used, the resulting output from CVS, and "cvs status" output
for one of the files.

> I have tried to use the -B option to remove branched tags, but receive
> an invalid option message immediately.  We are currently running cvs

Again, it would be helpful to see the exact command and the exact error
message.  Are you using a local repository or client/server mode?  If
you're using client/server mode, it may well be that your server is too
old to support -B (if so, the command will probably work without the

-Larry Jones

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