Subject: Re: question about anoncvs usage
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: john heasley <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/30/2001 13:40:41
Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 04:27:20PM -0500, Todd Vierling:
> On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, John F. Woods wrote:
> : I ftp'd the tarballs for -current yesterday, unpacked them, and I'm now doing
> : a cvs checkout so I can start tracking current.  I was hoping that having the
> : files already unpacked would save time, but instead cvs checkout is announcing
> : that essentially every file in the tree is "in the way" and should be moved.
> : Is this normal, and will I have a successfully synced-up tree ready to go
> : when cvs is finished?  Or am I going to have to blow away the tree and start
> : over, letting cvs transfer the files for itself (again, apparently, since
> : "cvs checkout" is taking quite a long time)?
> Once you have a tree with the CVS files, you need to use "cvs update", NOT

'cvs update -dP' seems to work best.  is this what others are using?

> "cvs checkout".  "checkout" is for fetching the files for the first time.
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