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Re: a newbie facing tagging problem

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: a newbie facing tagging problem
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:58:07 -0400 (EDT)

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> When we tag  main directory of a project it is shown that
> For xyz/abcsys/src/base/vlan/Makefile 
> HEAD and other tags are shown correctly.
> Branch:MAIN
> inside vlan directory there is another vlan sub directory. But for files in
> this: 
> For xyz/abcsys/src/base/vlan/vlan/Makefile
> Only HEAD tag is shown.
> Branch:MAIN
> Due this I am facing tremendeous problem in building old versions.
> What could be the cause/solution for the problem.

The problem is that the files in that directory have never been tagged. 
>From you description, it's not clear whether you're trying to apply a
new tag or you're trying to use a tag that was applied some time in the

If the problem is with a new tag that you applied using "cvs tag", it
would appear that your working directory has become corrupted in some
way such that CVS commands don't know that that directory exists.  If
there aren't any changes in your working directory that you need, the
simplest fix is to delete it and do a new checkout.  Otherwise, check
the CVS/Entries file in the parent vlan directory -- it should contain
an entry for the vlan subdirectory, which you can add by hand if

If the problem is with an old tag, the problem is that the directory was
never tagged in the first place and there's nothing you can do now to
fix it other than trying to recreate the correct state of the directory
(perhaps by updating to a particular date/time) and applying the tag

-Larry Jones

It's going to be a long year. -- Calvin

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