Subject: Re: CVS & import scripts
To: Niklas Hallqvist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 08/06/1995 12:26:04
[ On Fri, August 4, 1995 at 21:15:19 (+0200), Niklas Hallqvist wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS & import scripts
> On the contrary, my CVS files doesn't get overwritten! I can't
> remember seeing any CVS files when I sup. I've earlier supped from
> sup.netbsd.org, and lately from wipux2.somewhere-in-germany, and I
> haven't seen that problem. Where do you sup from? Anyway, this has
> served as warning, I'll see if I shouldn't temporarily write-protect
> the CVS dirs when supping.
- wipux2 doesn't have CVS directories in the sup directory
- sup ignores CVS directories because it seems your local copies
> I do this as well, + the additions to make a diff since last sup to
> merge into my working tree. I prefer diff & patch to cvs merge
> because I can easily browse through the diff.
If I understand your procedure now you are doing something like this:
cvs co -ko -r BSD netbsd # only done once
sup into ~/sup/netbsd
cvs co -ko netbsd # only done once
patch < ../sup/recent_diffs
I.e. you create a diff from ~/sup/netbsd of the changes between the
latest sup and the one before. You then apply those diffs as a patch to
your local working directory instead of doing a join from the vendor
Do you always have a "clean" (i.e. nothing to checkin) working directory
before you apply the patches?
Do you tag anything in either your main branch or the vendor branch?
Greg A. Woods
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