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RE: checkout latest revisions

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: checkout latest revisions
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 10:09:04 -0400

Ionita Alexandru wrote:
> This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
BTW, please post in plain text. Some users of this list have text-only
readers, and HTML/MIME is just a lot of noise to them.

>             I'm using Eclipse CVS plugin, and in the right 
> side of file is a number... 1.1, or 1.2.1 or 1.2.2 depends how 
> many times I've modified (commit) that file! These 
> modifications are made to the HEAD version.
1.2.1 and 1.2.2 are not valid CVS revision numbers. CVS revision numbers
have an even count of groups of numbers, i.e. 1.1 or or
Are these the exact numbers that Eclipse displays, or were you writing the
numbers from memory?

If they were more like and, then that means your revisions
were *not* made on the HEAD version, or on the trunk, they were made on a

What is the output of CVS log (without the actual commit messages)? In
particular, look for any branch tags. These will be listed (assuming the
Eclipse output uses the same format as the GNU command-line client) in the
"symbolic names:" section, and will have a zero as part of the revision

symbolic names:
        tag1: 1.1

tag1 is not a branch tag. tag2 is a branch tag.

>             And when I'm trying to checkout HEAD version, the 
> files are all tagged with 1.1, and of course without any 
> modifications that I've made!
Since it appears the changes were made on the branch, then the HEAD revision
will not pick them up.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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