Subject: Re: cvs: is it normal?
To: Havard Eidnes <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/02/2005 08:13:16
In message <>, Havard Eidnes writes=
>> that on update it refetches EVERY file with "C", before each it write =
that =

>> it's moving it away.
>> after finished update, next update does the same.
>No, this is not normal.
>I think I've seen similar problems when I tried to update from a
>CVS server other than the one found in CVS/Root, or a part of my
>tree was updated from another than the rest of the tree, and I
>tried to update the whole tree from one of them.  CVS really
>likes your entire tree to come from a single CVS server, and
>might be upset as above in case it doesn't.

That matches an experience of mine.

The easiest fix is to write a little script that sets all of the
CVS/Root entries to the same thing.  Failing that, you'll probably have =

to wipe the tree and fetch a new one.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,