[development] Q: CVS tags best practice

Dave Cohen drupal at dave-cohen.com
Sun Apr 30 23:07:07 UTC 2006

Thanks Gerhard and Khalid for your perfectly reasonable suggestions.

It turns out cvs does have just the option I was looking for.  This command 
(with -f option):

$ cvs update -dPf -r DRUPAL-4-7

Will use the DRUPAL-4-7 branch where available, and HEAD otherwise.  This 
appeals to me because I don't have to spend time figuring out which modules 
have branched and which haven't.


On Sunday 30 April 2006 13:57, Dave Cohen wrote:
> Now that Drupal has the DRUPAL-4-7 tag, I want to go into drupal/ and run:
> $ cvs update -dP -r DRUPAL-4-7
> The trouble is, this deletes the ecommerce module, and any other module
> I've checked out that does not have the DRUPAL-4-7 branch.

> I'm no CVS expert.  Is there a trick to get it to use the DRUPAL-4-7 tag
> only where it exists, and the HEAD tag otherwise?

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