Sorry state of the rsync based CVS,replication

Kevin Day toasty at
Wed Oct 27 15:21:41 UTC 2010

On Oct 27, 2010, at 7:45 AM, Patrick Bihan-Faou wrote:

> Hi,
> We use FreeBSD extensively and keep a local mirror of the CVS repository. Up until recently things where working properly with the various servers listed in, but sometime during the summer did not respond anymore and since then rsync replication is broken.
> The main issue (besides the removal of is that most rsync sources refuse to replicate the content of the .Attic directories in the CVS tree. This means that performing a check-out on ports using a tag usually won't work as some files will not be there anymore.
> Here are the typical logs I get using most rsync servers:
> rsync: opendir "/3/freebsd-core/development/FreeBSD-CVS/ports/chinese/pcmanx/files/Attic" (in vol) failed: Permission denied (13)
> At this moment the only rsync server that provides an adequate replication of the CVS repository is
> We are moving to svn and svnsync for the freebsd source tree (and I am happy with this), but the ports do not seem to be available using SVN (or not in a documented way).
> Can something be done to restore RSYNC mirroring of the CVS tree to a working state ?
> Best regards,
> Patrick Bihan-Faou

I run / that has full rsync support of everything we have on our FTP mirror as well:

# rsync -rav .
receiving incremental file list

If this doesn't work for you for some reason, drop me a note privately and I'll look into it.

-- Kevin

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