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Re: Is it possible to change a branch tag name?

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Is it possible to change a branch tag name?
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 15:20:31 -0500

True, but merges would find the same common ancestor for both branches, so
the point is moot.  Of course, you would still have to worry about other
developers still having the branch checked out under the old name and
committing to the old branch rather than the new one.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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Dale Miller wrote:

> Donald,
> I believe your answer will force a new branch off the old branch
> instead of giving another branch name pointing to the same
> old branch point.
> Dale Miller
> Donald Sharp wrote:
> > cvs rtag -r <old branch name> -b <new branch name> module.
> >
> > I then would do a merge into the new branch from the old branch.
> >
> > Or alternately.  Create a new branch from the latest of the old
> > branch and just start using the new branch name.
> >
> > donald
> > On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 10:42:54AM -0500, John R. Dunning wrote:
> > > One of the folks in my group has decided he wants to change the name
> > > of a branch tag, after having done some amount of changing of files on
> > > that branch.  I'd never heard of a way to do that, and a scan of the
> > > docs doesn't reveal anything that looks like a facility for doing
> > > that, but I figured it was worth asking the list:  Is there a way to
> > > change the name of an existing branch tag?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance...

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