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CVS changes

Item posted by Sylvain Beucler <Beuc> on Tue 13 Dec 2005 10:35:18 PM UTC.

In our effort to better structure the Savannah system and get the necessary fundations for new features, all CVS-related services are moved to cvs.savannah.gnu.org and cvs.savannah.nongnu.org.

You can use 'sv' instead of 'savannah' for short.

cvs -z3 -d:ext:username@cvs.sv.gnu.org:/sources/project co module_name
cvs -z3 -d:ext:username@cvs.sv.gnu.org:/web/project co module_name

Anonymous access over SSH, which has been somewhat troublesome, and uses an unnecessary encryption (since it is public access), was disabled. The new structure allowed us to replace it with the more common pserver access. pserver access is anonymous only.

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sv.gnu.org:/sources/project co module_name
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sv.gnu.org:/web/project co project

We now use 'sources' and 'web' instead of respectively 'cvsroot' and 'webcvs' - this sounds clearer. The old paths are still supported via symbolic links.

Migration: type one of the following one-liner in your CVS working copy:

- For anonymous working copies
find . -path '.*/CVS/Root' -print0 | xargs -0 perl -i -p -e 's/:ext:anoncvs\@(cvs\.)?s/:pserver:anonymous\@cvs.s/'

- For a project member working copy
find . -path '.*/CVS/Root' -print0 | xargs -0 perl -i -p -e 's/\@s/\@cvs.s/'

(Note: this was reported not to work under MSys (see the comments); if you know a more portable way, feel free to reply)

Or, just check out a fresh copy :)

rsync is now enabled on default port (873), you can use it to get your raw CVS files. With this new service, the (resources consuming) daily tarball generation script could be disabled.

rsync cvs.savannah.gnu.org::sources/project/
rsync cvs.savannah.gnu.org::web/project/

ViewCVS was also upgraded. Old URLs are seamlessly redirected to the new ones.

Commit notification was cleaned-up; this doesn't change much, except that those receiving notifications and diffs to the same list as separate mails now get them all in a single mail.

You can ignore the deprecation warnings that CVS issues when sending the e-mail: we need to upgrade our version of log_accum to support new-style CVSROOT/loginfo format, and meanwhile we use the old-style format for that particular hook.

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