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Re: Tagged branch not found

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Tagged branch not found
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 17:03:09 -0400 (EDT)

Vince Rice writes:
> Existing Tags:
>      rel-61303                       (revision: 2.17)
>      rel-61302                       (branch: 2.11.4)
>      post-nway-replication           (branch: 2.11.2)
>      prod                            (branch: 2.11.4)
> When I do a cvs co -r prod (or cvs co -r rel-61302) of the above file, I get
> revision 2.11, not revision 2.11.4 (which shows up as in the
> $Header of the file). That isn't right is it? Shouldn't it give me the
> actual revision with the tag?

Yes, it's right.  2.11.4 is a *branch*, not a revision (branches have an
odd number of components, revisions have an even number of components),
so there isn't any revision with that number.  Revision 2.11 is the base
of the branch (or branch point), subsequent revisions on the branch
would be,, etc.  You haven't committed any new
revisions on the branch yet, so the base revision is the most recent
revision on the branch and that's what you get when you check out the

I'll note in passing that it seems from the above that the rel-61302 tag
was applied incorrectly -- it was probably intended to be a revision tag
like rel-61303, not a branch tag.

-Larry Jones

It's no fun to play games with a poor sport. -- Calvin

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