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question on removing tags in CVS

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We have a build system (created by other CMs before I arrived), that create a CVS tag of the head for each build before checking out and compiling etc. Needed to say after years there are many/hundreds of tags such as PROD-VER-YYYYMMDD. When we go to look for a certain version in eclipse there are so many I often get memory errors when trying to search.

Also - there are special tags created for the needed versions like general availability release versions, and the integration testing versions that are delivered to the testing team.

So i want to remove a lot of the old tags using "cvs rtag -d module". Is this OK? I have deleted a few and it seems ok.. If I keep cleaning so that many are removed will it be harmful to the history or the CVS repository. Does it take up more space via recording these changes or anything like that either?

posted May 30, 2013 by anonymous

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