Subject: AnonCVS primer?
To: #List NetBSD current users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Paul Goyette <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/12/1999 10:24:40
Any chance we could get someone to provide a "primer" on how to use the
new anoncvs service?  I _know_ I could read the man pages, and I have,
but it really isn't very intuitive...  They make a good reference guide
but a terrible How-Do-I-Do-X manual...  :)

Here's what I'd like to do:

1. Convert my existing sup-based -current source tree to anoncvs
	o Do I have to check out the entire anoncvs tree, or is
	  there a (relatively) easy way to convert existing tree?
	o What is the anoncvs equivalent to sup's collections,
	  and which one(s) are available?

2. Regularly update my local tree to sync it with -current on the
	o What tags exist in the anoncvs tree?  Which one(s) do I
	  need to specify?  How do I know when new tags are added?

3. Maintain a small set of local patches (my Mac68k SLOTMAN kernel) 
   and get changes to the "official" sources propagated into my
   local stuff, preferably automatically (currently, I have to do
   this manually).
	o Can this be done automatically?
	o Any suggestions on using anoncvs to (help) keep /etc stuff
	  up to date?  Like when new sections get added to /etc/rc
	  and/or /etc/rc.conf for example...

Thanks in advance.

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