CVS removal from the base

Tom Evans at
Mon Dec 5 13:12:00 UTC 2011

On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Max Khon <fjoe at> wrote:
> CVS != csup.
> I wonder how many people will express their sentiments about CVS when
> they really mean cvsup/csup.

I wasn't going to jump onto this bikeshed, as CVS will not be going
anywhere any time soon, I am sure.

I use cvs, rather than csup. I use cvsup to fetch CVS archives to
/home/ncvs, and check out ports from there, as described in

If ports were no longer delivered via CVS, you may have had a point
about removing CVS from base - but they are not.

In my mind, a first step would be to move ports to subversion,
initially using svn->cvs bridge.
Once done, the next step would be to change all infrastructure scripts
so that they can build from/be driven by subversion.

After that, nothing in base would use cvs for any purpose, and at that
point I would be happy for it to be dropped from base - but only if it
was replaced by subversion. I think it is important that with a base
install of FreeBSD you can check out and update the source and rebuild



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