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Re: Retro branching

From: kalyan donepudi
Subject: Re: Retro branching
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 09:52:20 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks. It is working now, cvs update seems to have done the trick.

Jim Hyslop <address@hidden> wrote:
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kalyan donepudi wrote:
> Hi, I am trying to create a branch retroactively in CVS. The reason
> is because i did not create a branch at certain point earlier and now
> am trying to figure if there is a way to create the missed branch.
> So what i tried to do is checkout all the files at with revision
> numbers corresponding to the missing branch and then used "cvs tag -b
> missing" . I am assuming that this will create the branch and then i
> make changes to my files and then try to commit it by using "cvs
> commit -r missing". However when i try to do this CVS is complaining
> as below: cvs server: sticky tag 'missing' for file xyz is not a
> branch.
> Any suggestions/insight into what is happenening will be appreciated.

What you've done should work. When you applied the tag, were there any
messages along the lines of "tag exists, not moving"?

Try updating to the branch first, then committing:

cvs update -r missing
cvs commit

If that doesn't work, what does 'cvs status -v xyz' show?

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