[cvsnt] Re: vendor branch and import problem

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Thu Feb 26 13:55:56 GMT 2004

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On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 14:24:46 +0100, Oliver Giesen <ogware at gmx.net>

>Huh? What's this? I've been importing third-party sources to the same 
>vendor branch frequently for over a year now without problems. I thought 
>this was kind of the whole point of Import. Actually, last time I did 
>this was two days ago, using CVSNT 2.0.30. I never ever got this 
>message. I must be missing something obvious about this example here, 
>don't I?

It was added in 2.0.21, after it was pointed out you could completely
trash your repository by typing the wrong import command.  Repository
integrity overrides any convenience of using the same tag.

One day if there is more info stored about tags then CVS might be able
to tell the difference between a vendor tag and a branch tag, and
something like that functionality might come back, but not until then.

Currently you just have to use a different tag on each import... no
big deal.  Few people use import in that way anyway - it's never
worked properly, mostly because CVS doesn't really support
baselines...  that would require a whole load of changes to the format
and is something that I'm not even sure how to do yet.


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