[cvsnt] Re: unable checkout file by tag

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Tue Jul 27 18:11:38 BST 2004

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Iakov Glubokiy wrote:

> sounds reasonable... It really looks like this file is being rebuilt
> when I want to get project by tag.
> What this file for and what may alter/corrupt it?

It lists the valid tags for the repository.  Any tag in that file is 
assumed to exist in at least one file of the repository, so the tag 
validation returns very quickly.  If you specify a tag that's not in 
there different commands will do different things... some will reject it 
immediately, and others will try to scan the repository for the tag to 
add it to val-tags.  Normally this file is up to date so isn't a problem.

Interestingly rtag updates this file and tag doesn't... not sure why 
(probably needs fixing).  This means that the first update after a tag 
may take a couple of seconds to find it (although this isn't normally 
much of an issue especially if you tagged the entire repository).

> We have commit script, which sends email notifications and tag script,
> which restricts tag operations and send email notifications.
> We also have traditional cvs for tests, but it listens nonstandart port
> and nobody works with it for long time.

The commit script shouldn't change anything, as val-tags is updated 


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