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Re: cvsup in 1.4?

From: Jeremy Messenger <mezz7@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 02:48:18 -0600

On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:54:43 -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:

> :    Actually it has *always* been on the release CD.  I totally forgot
> :    about it... it's because it doesn't work in pkgsrc yet and we switched
> :    the nrelease build over to package source.  Joerg was supposed to get
> :    that working but as he has not I will take a shot at it.
> :
>     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 :-(.
>     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.

You can check Csup that is rewrite of CVSup in C. Maybe your team can help
with this project if one of you care. ;-)

http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/ChristophMathys  (Summer of Code 2005)


> 					-Matt
> 					Matthew Dillon 
> 					<dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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