cvsup for sourceforge & other similar sites.

C. Michailidis dinom at
Fri Aug 26 05:12:27 GMT 2005

> I am wanting to  cvs automatically - but I seem to fail to get into 
> sourceforge (either command line or using cron) -- by using cvsup on the 
> ports tree I have become lazy and confused by the cvs manual!! (I do wish 
> freebsd manuals had more detailed examples!!). I used to do this stuff 
> regularly (longer ago than I care to admit) - but it takes time to get back 
> into it!
> Here are a few of of my tries (as root):
> dns1# cvs -f -d :pserver:anonymous at login

Ooops, just noticed you said 'automatically' (I guess it will be in a shell script somewhere).  Anyway, the command:

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous at co -P com.orangevolt.eclipse.xul

worked fine for me.  If you want to checkout the latest sources (assuming you are a developer assigned to the project) you better do:

export CVS_RSH=ssh 
cvs -z3 -d:ext:developername at co -P modulename

as sourcefourge indicates. Make sure to replace 'developername' and 'modulename' with valid info.  Anonymous access lags your production repository by 5 hours or so.


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