Subject: Re: July 31 snapshot
To: None <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/02/1999 18:20:16
On Mon, 2 Aug 1999, D.Joyce wrote:

> Could someone explain to me a little better then the FAQ
> how I can get the July 31 CVS sys source so I don't have
> to recompile the world?
> The FAQ for CVS isn't very clear.

I'm going to assume you have anoncvs set up as you asked about a specific
date. You'll want to cd to the sys subdirectory in your checked-out cvs
tree, and do a "cvs update -D 19990731". Note: the -D (and -r) options are
sticky - the date fixation will hang around.

With the -D option, you'll keep looking at source for the same date
forever. The only way your checked out source would change would be if
someone went in and manually back-dated changes in the cvs server - not

If you used the -r tag, you can get your source locked to a particular
"tag" (a symbolic name). For instance -r netbsd-1-4 will get you the 1.4
branch. Including 1.4.1 patches and future changes.

To take a cvs tree (your checked out source) back to -current, use
cvs update -A .

Take care,