CVS filling /tmp (was Re: FreeBSD CVS Question (answered!))

Harti Brandt brandt at
Wed Jan 14 03:09:46 PST 2004

On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Stijn Hoop wrote:

SH>On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 11:44:46AM +0100, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
SH>> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 07:55:41 +0100
SH>> Stijn Hoop <stijn at> wrote:
SH>> [cvs over rsh/ssh]
SH>> > I have seen this too, and sometimes this has prevented me from checking
SH>> > out RELENG_4 or some such from a machine with a swap backed /tmp. Is
SH>> > there *any* workaround other than using cvsup? Is there a logical
SH>> > explanation for this or is it just an unfixed bug in CVS?
SH>> Use NFS to mount the repository on the machine you want to checkout on.
SH>Yes, that was what I did eventually. I was hoping that I was just missing
SH>something, but obviously I'm not. Thanks for the pointer though.

I missed the start of this thread, but re-directing the remote CVS temp
directory would probably help:

CVS_SERVER="cvs -T /var/tmp" cvs ....

This helps also with remote read-only repository because cvs does not push
the -R flag to the remote CVS:

CVS_SERVER="cvs -R" cvs ...


harti brandt,
brandt at, harti at

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