[cvsnt] Combining a tag which contains all files with a tag which only contains a subset
jonathan.harding at wachovia.com
Wed Aug 29 21:02:08 BST 2007
I am attempting to document the procedure for preparing a CVS sandbox
which can be used to produce a build for a patch release.
Example: I have a repository with 3 files.
I have applied a tag to all of these files names rel_c1234567
After the release went into production, a bug was found which required a
modification to file2.txt. The developer modified file2.txt and tagged
with with the name patch_change.
How can I combine the production tag with this new tag which only
contains this one modified file?
This will extract my current production files:
cvs co -r rel_c1234567 1dev
cvsnt server: Updating 1dev
I would then expect to be able to cd into the 1dev directory and execute
a cvs up -r patch_change and pull in only file3.txt, but that isn't the
case. This is what I see:
$ cvs up -r patch_change
cvsnt server: Updating .
cvsnt server: file1.txt is no longer in the repository
cvsnt server: file2.txt is no longer in the repository
It removed the other files.
What am I doing wrong? Is this even possible without checking the
repositories out separately and combining them using OS specific
commands like cp ?
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