[cvsnt] Re: vendor branch and import problem

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Fri Feb 27 15:34:28 GMT 2004

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On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 16:09:54 +0100, Oliver Giesen <ogware at gmx.net>

>Couldn't you just check the existing symbolic name on the given branch 
>ID (implying 1.1.1 - or better yet: the default branch) and let CVS barf 
>on it if it doesn't match the given vendor branch name? AFAICT this info 
>is right at the top of the RCS file, e.g:

Technically, yes, but it doesn't really cater for the situation where
there are already multuple 1.1.1 tags from previous imports.

The primary source of breakage - giving an existing tag a new branch
ID - is catered for in a way that seems to be able to keep everyone
happy...  it's still impossible to accidentally wipe your working
branch but still possible to use the same vendor tags.


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