[FAQ answer] cvsup and co/ci

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com
Wed Jun 11 11:28:21 PDT 2003

LuKreme <kremels at kreme.com> writes:

> I grabbed the latest sources for freeBSD 5.1 using cvsup:
> # cat supfile
> *default host=cvsup.FreeBSD.org
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default base=/usr/local/etc/cvsup
> *default release=cvs delete use-rel-suffix compress

You want 
 *default tag=. 

> So, evidently I need to use co to check all those files in. 

Um, no.

> find . | grep ,v | xargs co
> simply dumped all the new files at the top level of the tree.

Ok, you've nuked your source code and need to re-download it anyway.

> I am completely unfamiliar with ci/co and have never used them, nor do
> I know why the files I got where in ci format.  I check with a couple
> of people who have freeBSD 5.0 and 5.1 and they are as puzzled as I.

This is in the cvsup FAQ.


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