Up-to-date INDEXes may now be downloaded from www.freebsd.org

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Tue May 18 16:12:53 PDT 2004

Richard Coleman wrote:
> Mark Linimon wrote:
>> On Monday 17 May 2004 09:26 am, Richard Coleman wrote:
>>> Why not auto-commit them to CVS?
>> Because at that point you not only bloat the master CVS repo
>> (these things are 5M, and there are two of them, and this is
>> happening hourly?), but you also force everyone who tracks
>> the ports tree by (e.g.) cvsup to download each and every
>> one of the diffs every time it changes (that's how CVS works
>> internally).
>> mcl
> It's too bad there's not a way to force a commit to 1.0.1 (or whatever 
> the original repo number is) and have it over-write the previous commit. 
>  The only way I can think of doing this is to physically remove the file 
> in the repo first.  I guess that's not worth it.  Oh well, was just 
> wondering.

I guess you totally miss the purpose of a SCM system here. FWIIW, you can
use CVSup to synchronize non-CVS files, for example the GNATS database.


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