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Re: cvs tag -F "production" not untagging missing/dead files

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: cvs tag -F "production" not untagging missing/dead files
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 18:47:45 -0700

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Stefan Bertels <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> I found some old discussion regarding this topic:
> "Why does CVS treat removed files so specially?"
> I just have the same problem: I want to have some "live" or
> "productive" tag that marks the latest testet version of my files. The
> idea is that I use automated tools to update/export using the "live"
> tag and publishing that version. Of course I may tag versions the
> normal way (e.g. unique tags like "milestone_1") but I also want to
> use some "moving" tag. The problem is that I can move existing tags
> using the "-F" switch but files which got removed in the meantime will
> still have their tag on some older version. I think "cvs tag -F" on a
> directory should remove all tags on files which are no more (dead).

This sounds like the bug that Derek fixed on or around the first week of
March 2006 and will be available in cvs 1.11.22 (STABLE) and cvs 1.12.14.

> I use both "CVSNT" (Win) and "cvs" (Unix). Any hints?

You could checkout the STABLE of FEATURE sources (see and see if that fixes things
for you.

I don't know about CVSNT, you will need to ask for
help with that one.

        -- Mark
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