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Re: Removing sticky tag 'HEAD' in cvs

From: Matthew Herrmann
Subject: Re: Removing sticky tag 'HEAD' in cvs
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 13:25:09 +1000

I've had this same problem too about a month ago. It was a major pain to
work out how to fix.

Given what HEAD means, it should never make sense to run:
cvs up -rHEAD

and it should always make sense to use: "cvs up -A" instead.

Given that, can the "up -r" option refuse to take "HEAD" as a tag? HEAD is
already a 'magic' tag so it's not as if this will cause CVS to lose

If one of the cvs maintainers is listening, can this be put on the wish


Matthew Herrmann
VB6/SQL/Java/CVS Consultancy
Far Edge Technology


Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 11:45:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: address@hidden (Larry Jones)
To: address@hidden (Elijah P Newren)
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Removing sticky tag 'HEAD' in cvs
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Elijah P Newren writes:
> At the risk of sounding really stupid (this has to have a simple
> solution), how do I remove the sticky tag of 'HEAD' from my files?

cvs update -a

> [And why is 'HEAD' a sticky tag in the first place?]

Because you did "cvs update -r HEAD".  Any time you update to a specific
revision, that revision becomes "sticky" in your working directory.
It's not that the tag itself is sticky, rather that your working file is
stuck at that revision.

>  A quick 'cvs
> update -A' does _not_ seem to work.

That's because...

>   1019 address@hidden:fluid$ cvs update -A steps.txt
>   A steps.txt

This provides the critical piece of information -- the "A" indicates
that this is a new file that has been *added* with a sticky tag.
"update -A" doesn't fix it because there's no corresponding file in the
repository to update with.  Unfortunately, I don't know of any good way
to fix it.  Probably the simplest thing to do is to temporarily rename
the file, "cvs remove" it, rename it back again and "cvs add" it (now
that your working directory no longer has a sticky tag, the file won't
get one either).

-Larry Jones

They say winning isn't everything, and I've decided
to take their word for it. -- Calvin


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