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Re: Module alias & tags in SVN

From: Andrew Thompson <subversionuser_at_aktzero.com>
Date: 2005-05-26 15:45:55 CEST

Kurien Mathew wrote:
> I would like to know how SVN handles the following scenario(from CVS).
> I have a module alias defined as follows:
> mymod
> moda1/x.txt
> moda1/y.txt
> modb/m.txt
> mymod is then tagged TAG1.
> Subsequently mymod is changed to
> mymod
> moda2/x.txt
> moda2/y.txt
> modb/m.txt
> Now if a request is made for TAG1 what would I get? Would I get the
> files from module moda1?

You'd get exactly what you tagged as TAG1.

If you later decided to delete/rename the original TAG1, and make a new
TAG1 from the current mymod, then you'd get what was in mymod at the
time you made the tag.

If you checked out(or switch'ed) to the tag, and made changes there,
you'd be updating TAG1, and only TAG1. Remember that tags are a logical
construct in Subversion. A tag is only a tag because you make an
agreement to not further change it.

Andrew Thompson
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Received on Thu May 26 15:50:04 2005

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