[cvsnt] Problem checking out a clean tagged revision on a branch

Tim Chippington Derrick tim at chippingtonderrick.co.uk
Mon Aug 7 18:54:23 BST 2006

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I am using sspi with WinCVS (Build 4) with CVSNT 
on WinXP Pro at the client end, with CVSNT on Windows 
Server 2003 as the CVSNT server.

I have a project where we have been doing some updates to some code 
that is about 1 year old. As part of this we have to do bug fixes on 
the old version as well as provide an enhanced version. I created a 
branch for the fixes to the old version at the start of the 
bug-fixing and enhancements process. I have been doing all the fixes 
to the old version on the bug fix branch, and all the enhancements 
(new functionality etc) on the main trunk. This is all working fine 
as far as I can tell, and I have managed to keep the two lines of 
work separate but roughly in step by merging back most of the changes 
from the bug fix branch to the main trunk.

Now my problem: I have tagged the files at the new end of the bug fix 
branch as "V1_1_2" being our candidate Version 1.1.2 source code - 
this looks fine. But now I want to check out a clean copy of this 
V1.1.2 code into another directory, without the CVS directories 
("export") to build a version for passing to the customer for 
testing. But I just get the error message:

cvs -d :sspi:server:2401:/main export -r V1_1_2 -- module (in 
directory C:\users\xxx\yyy\module)
cvs [export aborted]: no such tag V1_1_2

If I look at any of the files' status information (e.g. cvs status -v 
-- filename.cpp) then I can see the correct tags etc on the file. So 
what am I doing wrong...

I guess I need to finally order a really good book on CVSNT and how 
it *should* be used - anyone got any recommendations (he says, 
guessing what will come back - but please do highlight the best 
choices here anyway...)


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