SVN seeds [was: FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 Available...]

David Wolfskill david at
Thu Aug 23 23:11:50 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 08:57:21AM +1000, Andy Farkas wrote:
> On 24/08/12 08:14, Peter Wemm wrote:
> > Back when I did the first mirror for making a seed, ...
> If you have a complete CVS mirror repo (I'm using cvsup-mirror from ports),
> can you make your own seeds using cvs2svn to create local read-only SVN
> repos, then begin using svnsync from the master/mirror SVN servers?

I strongly doubt that this would be useful.  (You would need to ensure
that the result of your "cvs2svn" run is the same as that which was used
for the SVN repo, I believe.)

> I'm looking to avoid downloading what I believe will be large seed files.

IIRC, the (compressed) seed files are relatively small -- especially the
ports seed.

> I guess you'd need to convert src, ports, docs, www as different SVN repos?

There is no "www" repo.  src, doc, & ports; each is a separate repo,
yes.  From <>: "In
svn+ssh://, base refers to the source tree.
Similarly, ports refers to the ports tree, and so on. These are separate
repositories with their own change number sequences, access controls and
commit mail."

> ...

David H. Wolfskill				david at
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