Subject: Re: tangent: bounce buffers.
To: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Julian Bean <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/19/1996 23:08:46
At 7:06 am 19/9/96, der Mouse wrote:
>> However, Jukka only has "sup" access to NetBSD source.  So whenever
>> he runs
>>       sup supfile
>> to fetch new sources, sup may mangle and delete the *critical* bounce
>> buffer patches he has in his source tree.
>> This is one of the primary reasons why OpenBSD distributes sources
>> using the "anoncvs" service instead of sup.  The ability to easily
>> retain local diffs is oh-so-tasty.
>Gee, that's funny, I have no trouble "easily retain[ing] local diffs".
>And I update my source tree with sup.
>Perhaps it's just that I never, ever, write to the supped source tree
>with anything but sup - I make a copy of it before applying patches or
>attempting builds.  Never considered doing otherwise.

Personally I combine sup with a union_fs.  Works fine for me (so I have my
locally hacked copy of man, however rude everyone else was about it :-)


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