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Re: [PATCHES] OS/X startup scripts

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] OS/X startup scripts
Date: 2007-05-14 09:52:45
Message-ID: 4648316D.60106@enterprisedb.com (view raw or flat)
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Gregory Stark wrote:
> "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> 
>> David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
>>> I haven't included the customary diffs.  This points me to some of the
>>> many deficiencies of CVS, namely that I would need write access in
>>> order to have it create a diff,
>> Strange, it works fine for everyone else.
> 
> If you have rsh/ssh access to a CVS repository then you do in fact need write
> access just to generate diffs. It is one of the annoyances of CVS but it
> doesn't really matter for Postgres where we use pserver anonymous access.

You need write-access to add files, even on anonymouse server. We often 
get patches with new files as separate attachments because of that.

> Personally I find CVS so terribly slow for large trees like Postgres that it's
> essential to use rsync to maintain a local CVS repository. That makes 'cvs
> diff' remarkably fast.

Yeah, I've done that for a long time. It's by far the best way to work 
with CVS, "cvs add" works, and you can do diffs, checkouts etc. offline.

-- 
   Heikki Linnakangas
   EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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