Subject: CVS tag expansion problem (appears on cvsweb as well)
To: None <tech-misc@NetBSD.org>
From: Jeremie Le Hen <email@example.com>
Date: 10/20/2007 16:17:53
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I've upgraded my source tree to the latest netbsd-4.
% octobrebsd:~# cd /usr/src
% octobrebsd:src# cvs status etc/rc.d/bootparams
% File: bootparams Status: Up-to-date
% Working revision: 1.7 Fri Aug 13 18:08:03 2004
% Repository revision: 1.7 /space/netbsd-cvs/src/etc/rc.d/bootparams,v
% Sticky Tag: netbsd-4 (branch: 1.7.10)
% Sticky Date: (none)
% Sticky Options: (none)
% octobrebsd:src# grep '\$NetBSD' etc/rc.d/bootparams
% $NetBSD: bootparams,v 1.6 2002/03/22 04:33:58 thorpej Exp $
Hey, what's happening here? Therefore I decided to check cvsweb to see
whether it was only a matter of tag or not. Astonishingly albeit the
file contains the change of revision 1.7 by mycroft, the tag is expanded
to rev 1.6.
While I was here, I saw a similar problem in cvsweb. When looking at
the revision 1.7 of the file, the tag is correct:
But annotating it exhibits the same problem as described above:
My guess is that cvsweb uses cvs(1) for annotation while it parses the
RCS file directly when showing a revision. So, is there a bug in cvs?
Jeremie Le Hen
< jeremie at le-hen dot org >< ttz at chchile dot org >