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Re: Confused about using Import

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Confused about using Import
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 13:28:12 -0500 (EST)

Terry Spafford writes [about importing]:
> What I have noticed though is that when I do this, I end up with a branch
> that I don't use (new_branch). Since it does show up on cvs status -v, I
> was experimenting to see if there was some way I could use this branch and
> I noticed the following behaviour. (Start also appears on the cvs status
> list but that is just a regular tag and not a branch so it is annoying but
> not as confusing)

That's the vendor branch.  It's intended to be used when tracking
changes to third-party sources and it's magic, so don't try to use it as
an ordinary branch.  (That magic is the source of the unusual behavior
you saw that confused you.)  For more details, see the manual:


> Also, with respect to version numbers, if I were to manually increase the
> version of the trunk from 1.# to 2.0, would all the branches that were off
> of it (as etc....) stay the same? What if I did it the other way
> (increased a branch's version to while leaving the trunk as 1.#)
> ?

Revision numbers are for CVS's internal use only -- don't screw with

-Larry Jones

Like I'm going to get any sleep NOW. -- Calvin

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