Basic questions

Nils Philippsen nphilipp at
Sun Mar 20 18:38:22 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-03-20 at 01:50 -1000, Warren Togami wrote:
> Warren Togami wrote:
> >>  
> >>  Tags?
> >>    It looks like there is no tagging of built versions in CVS.     If 
> >> you wanted to reproduce the 0:0.0-2.20041231 build of    fontforge, 
> >> how would you do it? The only tags I see in CVS
> >>    are those from the import script.
> >>
> >>    (In the internal Red Hat package CVS, the package maintainer tags,
> >>    then the build system pulls off the tag)
> > 
> > 
> > Eek!  I had assumed (wrongly) that Seth was either pulling tags, or 
> > tagging stuff himself.  We should immediately change the procedure so 
> > that Seth only pulls tags, so this forces all package maintainers to 
> > explicitly tag what they want built and request that exact N-V-R.
> Eek!  I just realized that Extras CVS Makefile seems to be completely 
> missing the "make tag" target.  No wonder nothing is getting tagged.

I asked people about that deficiency quite a while ago on various lists
as well as directly, but no one cared enough to answer that. I have been
tagging manually since due to having it learnt the hard way that you
really, really want these tags in place in the future.

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