[cvsnt] Re: branch tag and chacl

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Sun May 23 19:21:12 BST 2004

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Wolfram Kuss wrote:
>    Existing Tags:
>       Branch_A             	(branch: 1.64.2)
>       Before_Branch_A_Creation	(revision: 1.64)
> But log says:
> : 'Branch_A'
> Is this discrepancy ok?

Yes. is the same as branch 1.64.2 - it's just the way CVS represents
it internally.

> Anyway, the problem is, people, including me, can for example do a
> diff from WinCVS of their local with the file revision
> Internally, this does a
> cvs update -p -r bdgvalues.h
> So, everyone is able to see the contents of the "secret" branch.
ACLs don't work against numeric tags - it's a known limitation. Mostly you use 
them to stop people checking in to branches that are in code freeze... they're 
not really that secure (there are probably a dozen ways around the checks).


Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.

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