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Re: cvsup in 1.4?

From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 05:37:59 +0100

On 29.12.2005, at 20:54, Matthew Dillon wrote:
Excuse me a moment while I go off into a corner and scream bloody
murder at the authors of ezm3 (which cvsup needs to build). There are,
literally, HUNDREDS of os-dependant files, no worthwhile documentation,
and no mechanisms that I can see to help port to a new OS or generate
any of the required dependancies. There are insane dependancies that go
deep, deep into system internals. If there is a poster boy on how NOT
to write a language, ezm3 would be it :-(.

Heh, I said about the same when I tried porting it...

I am just going to take the cvsup binary from FreeBSD-4 and make the
nrelease build use it directly. Fortunately we still ship with all the
required compatibility libraries. Then we will shift away from using
cvsup for 1.5 and later. I really love the cvsup program, but the
language support is just too much of a headache.

Yes, that's what I wanted to discuss some time ago. To sum up again:

Possibilities to sync a CVS tree:
- rsync: pretty standard, not optimized for CVS, but fairly optimized
- cvsync: in its current version cripples some RCS,v files

Possibilities to sync a checked out tree:
- rsync: needs a checked out tree on every mirror.  bad imo.
- csup: still needs a cvsupd running.
- anoncvs: eats lots of disk IO on the server

Or: write one ourselves. Another project which basically is meta.


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