[cvsnt] Re: RC4 glitches or features...?

Oliver Giesen ogware at gmx.net
Tue Aug 16 01:42:55 BST 2005

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

> Oliver Giesen wrote:
> > exact same Checkout command did leave the branch setting intact. Now
> > it's behaving really strangely: It leaves the branch files on the
> > branch but it also gets the files from the trunk that do not exist
> > on the branch (with no sticky tag).
> > 
> Sounds like you're doing co -f...

But in that case the trunk files would have gotten marked with the
sticky tag as well, wouldn't they? At least that's how it used to work
IIRC. And no, I was not using that option.

> Certainly not repeatable on in any way that I can find without doing
> that.

The module in question is "WinCvsSrc" from cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/cvsgui
with the Macros and PythonLib folders being checked out on the
Exp-MacroWork-BRANCH branch. I just tried it again starting with fresh
checkouts both via :ssh: and :pserver: and the two problems are
absolutely consistent.

Try this command sequence:

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/cvsgui co WinCvsSrc
cd cvsgui\Macros
cvs up -rExp-MacroWork-BRANCH
cd ..\..
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/cvsgui co WinCvsSrc

Note how the .tcl files disappear when updating to the branch and
reappear on the second checkout.

Hope this helps.

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