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RE: Removing file with Wincvs not running?!

From: Mike Ayers
Subject: RE: Removing file with Wincvs not running?!
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 11:29:09 -0800

> From: Denis JULIEN [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 6:45 AM

> I'm using WinCvs connected to a pserver cvs running on RH 
> 8.0. I am not able to remove file from a module when I use 
> the WinCvs GUI (remove selected file menu) , it displays an 
> error message saying that the file is tagged and that it 
> cannot to be removed. Nevertheless I can remove it directly 
> working on the cvs server.
> Any idea on this behavior?

        If the file is tagged, that means that it has a sticky tag, which in 
turn means that you are not working on the tip of the branch.  `cvs rm` will 
only remove files at the tip of the branch.  This is correct behavior, since 
removing old revisions would break all builds of the tree starting at the 
revision removed.

        What you should do is to select the file and hit the green arrow button 
to update it.  If necessary, hold the shift key down while clicking the green 
arrow to get the update dialog box.  Click the "get the clean copy" box, then 
proceed.  You will now have the current version of the file, which you can 
remove and commit.

        It would probably be a good idea to get clean copies of the entire tree 
while you're at it.  It is bad to have sticky tags and not know why.  Communing 
with the documentation is essential here.


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