CVS analysis (Re: [GRASS5] Time to go mad: CVS completely messed up?!)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Tue Aug 14 13:40:39 EDT 2001

On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 07:24:56PM +0200, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 06:11:31PM +0100, Glynn Clements wrote:
> > Bear in mind that any information regarding the
> > releasebranch_11_april_2001_5_0_0 tag may be completely bogus. If my
> > suspicion is correct, the repository has been tagged twice with this
> > tag.
> I am still in the process of inquiring.
> Please _hold_ to commit changes to the CVS,
> until we can find out what has happened.
> Glynn: It looks like your suspicion might be correct. 
> According to the following output,
> a command which everybody can use to find out about the
> Tags and Branches of a file without checking out the file,
> "releasebranch_11_april_2001_5_0_0" is not a branch.

> $ cvs -z2 status -v main.c

> /grassrepository/grass/src/display/d.rgb/cmd/main.c,v

>    Existing Tags:
> 	releasebranch_14_august_2001_5_0_0	(branch: 1.3.4)
> 	releasebranch_11_april_2001_5_0_0	(revision: 1.3)

With other files it is, e.g:
cvs status -v grass/README
   Existing Tags:
	releasebranch_14_august_2001_5_0_0	(branch: 1.12.4)
	release_grass500pre1_20_may_2001	(revision: 1.12)
	devices_cleanup_20000420 	(revision: 1.12)
	releasebranch_11_april_2001_5_0_0	(branch: 1.12.2)

Now I will dig into the history command options to find out
what actions caused this behaviour.


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