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Re: Branching From Old Revision

From: kmanm
Subject: Re: Branching From Old Revision
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 15:36:00 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for your help. The cvs update -r branchname did the trick.

Jim Hyslop-5 wrote:
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> kmanm wrote:
>> I am a bit confused about creating a branch off old revision.
>> Basically I checked out a previous revision via "-D" option. Now  I want
>> to
>> create a branch and commit the change. I don't want it to merge with the
>> latest revision nor want to make change to the main trunc.
>> Unfortunately I kept getting sticky dates issue and I need help with
>> correct
>> command to create a branch and commit the change in the repository for
>> later
>> use.
> First thing you want to do is create a non-branch tag based on the -D
> tag. That tag will indicate the base, or branch point, of the branch.
> You can use the same tag as the branch, with a suffix such as "_bp". For
> example, if the branch is "bug_fix_rev1" then the branch point tag would
> be "bug_fix_rev1_bp". The exact naming convention isn't important -
> what's important is that you devise a system that is meaningful to you,
> is easy to remember, and that you will actually use.
> Creating the branch should not generate "sticky" issues - I'm guessing
> that you get the "sticky" error messages when trying to commit. If
> that's the case, then you need to update to the branch tag:
> cvs update -r branch_tag
> If that's not the problem, please provide more details as to exactly
> what you mean by "sticky dates issue" - actual error messages will be
> very useful.
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