But "release-21-2" is a branch. Hrvoje is right; once you've checked out
the "release-21-2" branch, a "cvs update" in the checked out directory will
get you the latest bits in the "release-21-2" branch.
From: Darryl Okahata [mailto:darrylo＠sr.hp.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 3:09 PM
To: XEmacs Beta List
Subject: Re: CVS question
Hrvoje Niksic <hniksic(a)srce.hr> wrote:
> > I previously grabbed the tag "release-21-2". Now when I do cvs
> > update, am I getting the latest (HEAD)?
> When you update, you get the HEAD of the 21.2 branch. So a simple
> `cvs update' will do the right thing. At least that's how it works
> for me.
No, tags are "sticky", which means that a subsequent "cvs update"
will still use the previously-specified tag. To override this, you
have to specify a new/different tag, or you have to use the "-A" option
(e.g., "cvs update -A"), to reset your sources to the main trunk.
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