Fetching sources from Windows?
boris at brooknet.com.au
Sat Apr 7 17:27:17 UTC 2007
On 31/03/2007, at 12:57 AM, Joe Kraft wrote:
> Jerry McAllister wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 12:45:55PM -0500, frzburn wrote:
>>> I have a slow Internet connection at home, and I would like to
>>> know if it is
>>> possible to fetch the STABLE sources from somewhere else (ex.: at
>>> What I want is to get the latest sources, like described in the
>>> handbook (
>>> even if it means downloading all of it, since there no way to
>>> diff with my
>>> current source...
>> Basically, that is what I do. I only have a regular old phone
>> modem at home.
>> I take my home machine in to the office where I have a reliable
>> 100 Mb/s
>> and do my installs there. The only problem is fixing up IPs and
>> If I ever get rich and get a laptop with significant disk, I can just
>> carry that and pull everything down to it and take it home to work
>> on the desktop machine - or I could get one of those nice big USB
>> and download everything to that.
> I have a computer that's not connected to the internet that I keep
> up to date using CTM. I've subscribed to one of the ctm-XXX mail
> list with my work address and I just save the messages to a
> relatively small USB memory stick from the windows machine. Once I
> have the updates on there I bring the stick home and run ctm-rmail
> and it updates my source tree.
> It would have been even easier if I was able to get ftp access to
> get the CTM updates directly without resorting to using e-mail for
> the transfer.
You can! The CTM deltas are available from FTP. You would have
started out by getting an "empty" delta from FTP - and all the
increments are located in the same place. There is more information
in the handbook.
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