Subject: Re: Changes to source
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/01/1995 20:31:03
>Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 18:14:06 -0400
>From: "Charles M. Hannum" <>

>   Is it possible for people without access to the CVS tree to obtain diffs of
>   stuff recently committed?
>We don't provide a mechanism for that, but someone else could do so.

One way to do this would be set up the sup server to get the "backup"
flags in the supfile to actually work.  From the sup(1) manpage:

"The file collection maintainer can designate specific files to be
worthy of backing up whenever they are upgraded....  The backup
mechanism will create a copy of the current version of a file
immediately before a new copy is received from the file server."

Then, you can alway see what the most recent change on a file was by
diffing BACKUP/file and file.  People who do NOT want the backup files
could remove the "backup" keywords from their supfiles.

sup would have to be modified so that the "backup" command in the
server's list files would work similarly to the "upgrade" command.
As it is, a "backup" command has to be issued for EVERY FILE, which is
a real pain.  Sigh.
Mike Long <> 
VLSI Design Engineer         finger for PGP public key
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