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Re: CVS checkout source code for different branches

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: M Z <jm80008(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: CVS checkout source code for different branches
Date: 2010-02-10 03:43:39
Message-ID: 603c8f071002091943i1d042f72h4e81825cc4287570@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:35 PM, M Z <jm80008(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> Final, I tried:
>
> $ cvs -z3 -d
> :pserver:anoncvs:password(at)anoncvs(dot)postgresql(dot)org:/projects/cvsroot co -r
> REL8_3_STABLE -P pgsql
>
> Checked file configure.in. Around line 20, there is line:
>  AC_INIT([PostgreSQL], [8.3.9], [pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org])
>
> Not sure that indicates version 8.3.9?
>
> But still, is there a testing/developing version for 8.3?

REL8_3_STABLE is the head of the stable branch for 8.3.  It says 8.3.9
right now because 8.3.9 is the last release that was stamped off that
branch, but what you checked out actually has any changes backpatched
since then on it as well.

> I remember Alvaro
> made a patch to contrib/xml2/xpath.c. What is that version? and How can get
> this version?

That patch hasn't been applied yet.  You have to download it from his
message and apply it to your local copy using the "patch" program.

> Is there a way I can list all branches / versions in CVS server?

Andrew already answered that question in his previous message: use cvs
log on a file that's been around for a long time, like configure.in.

It sounds like you need to find some documentation for CVS and read
it, and/or find a CVS help mailing list and post to it.

...Robert

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