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Re: Retrospectively creating a branch - howto?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Retrospectively creating a branch - howto?
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 11:06:34 -0400 (EDT)

Simon Brooke writes:
> -[simon]-> cvs co -D2005-04-10 jacquard
> -[simon]-> cd jacquard
> -[simon]-> cvs tag -b jacquard-1-10-stable-root

This probably should have been an ordinary tag (without -b).  If you
really used -b, you should be able to convert it to a normal revision
tag with:

        cvs tag -BF jacquard-1-10-stable-root

> -[simon]-> cvs tag -b jacquard-1-10-stable-branch
> -[simon]-> emacs README   # to create an observable change
> -[simon]-> ant install dist  # to ensure I can build a working version
> -[simon]-> cvs commit -m "start of stable branch"
> Unfortunately this fails:
> cvs server: cannot commit with sticky date for file `README'
> cvs [server aborted]: correct above errors first!

The one step you left out is to switch your working directory to the
newly-created branch:

        cvs up -rjacquard-1-10-stable-branch

Once you've done that, your commit will succeed.

-Larry Jones

I don't need to improve!  Everyone ELSE does! -- Calvin

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