Subject: Re: Does anyone use pserver? (was: Re: help upgrading from 1.5.1_BETA2)
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Christopher W. Richardson <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/30/2001 17:17:38
Hash: SHA1

Frederick Bruckman <> writes:

> On 29 Oct 2001, Christopher W. Richardson wrote:
> > Frederick Bruckman <> writes:
> >
> > > Other's have reported problems checking out the (magic) "src" module
> > > to a tag or branch. While it's possible to checkout the head first and
> > > then update to the tag, the best thing is probably to start with a
> > > nearby tarball. Then "cvs update -Pd -rnetbsd-1-5-PATCH001" from
> > > within the directory should work.
> >
> > Recently (over the weekend), I upgraded both my home firewall and
> > my workstation at work to 1.5.2. At work I used ssh and at home
> > pserver. Work worked fine, and home still had the above
> > problem. So, my questions are 1) is anyone actually using
> > pserver?; 2) should I file a PR on this, or just forget about it?
> What happens if you try one of the other options I'd already
> suggested? E.g:
> 	cvs co -P src
> 	mv src src-1-5
> 	cd src-1-5
> 	cvs update -Pd -rnetbsd-1-5-PATCH002
> Although it certainly would be quicker to download a tarball (the last
> step would be the same.)

Your method works fine (as it did to fix my original problem),
but it still seems curious (and annoyingly wrong) that I can't do
a checkout with a tag. Also, is your last comment accurate
(specifically, do the tarballs contain the CVS directories
necessary to do an update)?

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