[cvsnt] tag problems

aaronl at cannontech.com aaronl at cannontech.com
Fri Aug 16 00:59:55 BST 2002

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I'm running into a situation where after I tag a set of files and then do
an update using this tag
I run into problems where cvs indicates my files are no longer in the

I haven't been able to pin it down, but it seems that two zeroes (00) in a
row in the tag name
causes this to happen more often than not.  Searching the net (this mailing
list and news archives)
i've found a couple references to what seems to be the same problem but no

I did a quick test that I hope illustrates the problem.  Check out the last
part where cvs status
reports a Sticky Tag with a missing 0.

C:\temp\t11>cvs -v
Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT)  (Build 57g) (client/server)

C:\temp\t11>cvs co test
cvs server: Updating test
U test/TesterTest
U test/first.txt

C:\temp\t11>cvs tag T_2002
cvs server: Tagging test
T test/TesterTest
T test/first.txt

C:\temp\t11>cvs up -r T_2002
cvs server: Updating test

C:\temp\t11>cvs stat
cvs server: Examining test
File: TesterTest        Status: Up-to-date

   Working revision:    1.2
   Repository revision: 1.2     y:/cvs/test/TesterTest,v
   Sticky Tag:          T_2002 (revision: 1.2)
   Sticky Date:         (none)
   Sticky Options:      -kb

cvs server: test/first.txt is no longer in the repository
File: first.txt         Status: Entry Invalid

   Working revision:    1.7
   Repository revision: No revision control file
   Sticky Tag:          T_20 2 - MISSING from RCS file!
   Sticky Date:         (none)
   Sticky Options:      (none)

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