CVS commit error since update from 3.8.2 to 3.8.3

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    After updating from version 3.8.2 to 3.8.3 I can no longer commit changes to CVS. I can still do check-outs, but cannot add new files or commit changes to existing ones. I have tried big and small files as well as ascii/binary. Nothing commits.

    I tested CVS outside of the IDE and it works fine. Please help.

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    OK, I found the problem, but need to know how to handle this in the future. I have several branches and versions. After I upgraded, I versioned my code. I am now showing that I am working on the new version. But I can’t commit changes to a version. Error is “cvs server: sticky tag `v3_6_0_2′ for file `WEB-INF/.struts-config.mex’ is not a branch”.

    But if I try to switch to the branch, it warns that it will delete my changes. For now I am going to copy the changes to another directory and switch, then copy back. But how do I handle this in the future?? I create versions so I can go back to a version and make bug fixes. but I need to be able to save these fixes. Do I have to create a new branch every time? This is not the way I thought this would work.

    Any ideas on how I am supposed to be using CVS with the IDE would be greatly appreciated.

    #221323 Reply

    Riyad Kalla

    Moving to OT > Soft Dev, this is a CVS question

    ON a side note, I never tag/branch beacuse I don’t understand CVS’s interpretation of the process completely… it seems overly complex to me. I will ask our devs if they know though.

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    Thanks. I thought I understood it, but apparently not.

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    Scott Anderson

    Basically, you need to create a branch and begin working in it apriori. It becomes very difficult, as you’ve found, to make a bunch of changes and then decide “I should put this on a branch”. After you check in your changes on the branch, you can move any tags, as needed.

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