[cvsnt] Problem tagging a branch by date

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Fri Feb 1 10:59:25 GMT 2008

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Luigi D. Sandon wrote:

> I have the same problem, due to some management issues I have to tag a 
> branch at a given date.
>> out the module on the branch and then use tag -D in that sandbox. That
> AFAIK, it does not work, to tag files on a branch -r has to be used, even 
> with cvs tag, otherwise the trunk is tagged, not the branch. And it won't 
> work with -D, same incompatibility error.

I'm certain that cvs tag (not rtag!) in a sandbox that is on a branch tags
the sandbox revision -- that is, the revision on the branch. I do this a

However, I don't do this with the -D option, so what you say may still be
true and a consequence of the way -D works. I almost never use -D and I
think I never used it for tagging, so I have to leave this to someone who
has more experience with it.


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