[cvsnt] Why to upgrade CVSNT: 2.0.11?

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Fri Oct 21 17:21:00 BST 2005

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Bo Berglund wrote:
> And why CVS needs  to keep a list of tag strings in CVSROOT/val-tags is
> completely beyond me. In earlier discussions it turned out that all of
> a sudden the CVSNT server could start a scan of the complete repository to
> fill the val-tags file with existing tags. Witha *big* repository with
> many files this can take a very long time.
> And for what purpose???
> The list contains no valuable information at all as far as I can see.
I can see the point of the list, but the way it's maintained is, quite 
frankly, crap... not a lot that can be done about it for 2.5 though.

In 2.6 it's all in the database anyway so is not an issue (tags have IDs 
so they can be linked to a directory.. if a tag isn't there it doesn't 


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