Subject: Re: tarfile/sup inconsistency
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/18/1996 09:59:04
David Brownlee writes:
> 	The tarfiles contain the CVS directories, but the sup
> 	distributions do not appear to. If you 'kickstart' sup by
> 	pulling down a tarfile then sup will be unable to delete any	
> 	directories as the will always have a 'CVS' subdir.
> 	Is it possible to make the tarfiles either not include the CVS
> 	subdirs, or for the sup to include them?

For some of us, having the CVS subdirs is very useful. If you want to
"kickstart" sup, why don't you just do a 

find . -name CVS -exec rm -rf {} \;

in /usr/src?

> 	Also - can the script that creates the 'src' tarfiles _please_
> 	copy the /usr/src/Makefile into the same directory so when people
> 	pull down the entire directory they get everything they need!!??

That is indeed a legitimate problem.