[cvsnt] cvs export/checkout with tag

Slothouber F (Frans) (InTraffic) Frans.Slothouber at InTraffic.nl
Tue Mar 13 15:58:14 GMT 2007

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Just wondering if the following observation is correct.

I recently tried a

  cvs export -r testtag mymodule

where testtag is a tag that is not present anywhere in the module

To my surprise cvs happily exported mymodule. Turned out that 'testtag'
present in some other module in the repository.

I had expected that cvs would report an error if I try to checkout
a tag that does not exist in the module.  Since I specifically ask for
that module.

Instead it looks like cvs will browse the whole repository looking for
the tag and export
the head of the module if the tag is found somewhere.

This probably also explains why out repository has become so slow
Our repository is 6 Gig at the moment, and each time we checkout a
or a tag it takes about 3 minutes for the checkout to start.

Have fun,

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