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Re: checkout ontop of otherwise installed source

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: checkout ontop of otherwise installed source
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 16:09:50 -0500 (EST)

Brian Hughes writes:
> So... another question is, if I start someone off with anonymous CVS, and 
> then they decide Yeah Boy I Wanna Contribute, is it messy & clumsy to 
> change them to a new username with commit privileges?  They would be using 
> the repository via pserver.

It depends on how complicated your directory structure is -- they'll
need to change CVS/Root in each directory (there have been perl scripts
posted here in the past to do that automagically).  Most projects just
have people do a fresh checkout when they decide they want to contribute
rather than trying to support checking out over top of an existing

-Larry Jones

OK, there IS a middle ground, but it's for sissy weasels. -- Calvin

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