Subject: Re: Speedy CVS Updates
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List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/09/2004 10:58:05
dieter wrote:
> Hey all,
> Some time ago I was bored waiting for a cvs update to complete and I 
> started writing a script to update CVS trees more efficiently. This was 
> more complicated than I thought but I'm already quite happy with the 
> result. (It's not yet perfect, though.) If you're interested in saving 
> your and NetBSD CVS server's resources and time, give it a try...
> The script is called scu (Speedy CVS Updates) and you can find it on 
> .
> The idea is that it's silly to crawl through the whole tree when in fact 
> only a few files changed and it is known which files and in what way 
> they changed. (It is known because all the information needed is mailed 
> to -changes mailing lists.) First I let procmail pipe these mails 
> through a perl script which creates logfiles. SCU downloads these 
> logfiles to determine what needs to be updated.
> All comments welcome... ;)
> dieter

I can't help but to have a feeling that you may have overlooked some 
important things when designing your method (I don't know which things). 
Hence I'll stick to the old-fashioned way of updating my CVS tree :-)