[cvsnt] Repost: Directory tag overriding file tag on update

Daniel Lapolla ldlapolla at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 4 14:48:27 BST 2005

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Daniel Lapolla wrote:
> Daniel Lapolla wrote:
>> Sometimes we need to assemble a working copy that consists of a tag 
>> (baseline) and a set of branches.
>> The normal procedure was to check out (or update) with -r <tag_name> 
>> -j <1st_branch_name>.
>> Then we used to switch the modified/added files to the <1st_branch_name>.
>> To retrieve the second branch, we used to do an update -j 
>> <2nd_branch_name>, switch the modified files to <2nd_branch_name> and 
>> so on for each other branch in the set.
>> But now cvsnt seems to override the branches' sticky tags with the 
>> directory tag <tag_name>, and ends up retrieving the old revision.
>> Is this new behavior intentional or its a bug added some time ago?
>> We are using server and client 2.0.51d.
>> TIA
>> Daniel
> Oh... I forgot to tell... I did a little test here. I renamed the "Tag" 
> file inside CVS' directory and the update worked as expected (in that 
> directory only).

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