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From: "Joel Miller" <joelwmiller(at)sbcglobal(dot)net>
To: "PostgreSQL Hackers List" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [SUGGESTION] CVSync
Date: 2006-03-24 01:47:33
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[I thought this had gone out to the list when I first sent it, but now I
see that it didn't]

Actually, I've already looked at it very closely (spent a whole day
browsing the latest source code, in fact). The problem is csup still
doesn't support mirroring of the repository ",v" files. It only acts as
an alternative cvs checkout client. It doesn't handle ",v" files at all.

The main developer of csup is looking for help in implementing support
for dealing with the RCS ",v" files but so far it looks like no one is
offering. And I don't think anyone is going to, since cvsync is already
up and running, and so easy to set up and use.


On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 1:59 PM, Larry Rosenman (ler(at)lerctr(dot)org) wrote:

>Joel Miller wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I've been trying to get a local mirror of the cvs repository, but my
>> connection attempts using rsync to are always
>> refused when I try to actually retrieve the pgsql-cvs collection. I
>> tried to use rsync because cvsup is simply not an option for me.
>> I'd like to suggest that CVSync ( be added as a means
>> for the public to obtain a local mirror of the cvs repository. It
>> builds on most every platform (it's written in C, no modula-3
>> required) and has the advantage of caching directory scan info to
>> reduce server load -- The cached scan info is sent to the client,
>> which compares it to its own cached scan info to decide what to
>> download (You can set up a cron job to periodically scan the
>> repository directories, or even set up a sophisticated system that
>> would only scan after commits are made.). It also sends only the new
>> diffs (optionally compressed) from the ",v" files that are needed to
>> bring the clients' repository mirror up to date. 
>As a complete out of nowhere suggestion, you might also look 
>at csup in FreeBSD's CVS (or the project page), which is a cvsup clone
>in C.
>Larry Rosenman           
>Phone: +1 512-248-2683                 E-Mail: ler(at)lerctr(dot)org
>US Mail: 430 Valona Loop, Round Rock, TX 78681-3893

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