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Re: Branch Tag not a branch tag

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Branch Tag not a branch tag
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 13:07:33 -0400 (EDT)

address@hidden writes:
> I have a CVS tree that when checked out to an empty directory using a 
> branch tag, forces SOME directories in the tree to a non-branch tag.  How 
> can this happen and how do I fix it?

It happens when there is at least one file in the directory where that
tag is a revision tag rather than a branch tag.  You fix it by finding
those files and fixing them.

> If I look at the CVS/Entries file for the 3 dirs where the CVS/Tag file 
> contains "Nfoo_branch", all the files are marked as "Tfoo_branch".

Files are always marked with T, even for revision tags.  Use ``cvs
status'' to check for branch vs. revision tags.

-Larry Jones

Rats.  I can't tell my gum from my Silly Putty. -- Calvin

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