[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: How to set up a complex project

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: How to set up a complex project
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 16:17:39 -0400 (EDT)

Fran Fabrizio writes:
> So, I was wondering, if we were to use their latest tarball as the base
> of our CVS (first question: will there be a problem having a CVS project
> that large?) and then edit and check in our changes off of that, I think
> that would work, with a few questions.

Yes, that's the right approach, and there shouldn't be any problems with
a project that large as long as you have enough disk space to hold it.

> - What happens when they release a new tarball?  We've already made
> changes to some of their stuff so do I create a new vendor branch, put
> their new stuff on it, and then merge the branches?

You import it on the existing vendor branch and then merge it with your
local changes.  See:

> - Is there any way to check in the whole project at once if there are
> binary files in it?

If you really mean checkin, that just works automatically.  If you mean
import, then you'll have to use the cvswrappers file or the -W option to
import to specify which files are binary.  See:

> - Will I have to change all of the 100+ (rough estimate) Makefiles so
> that they compile somewhere else instead of right there in the working
> directory?

You shouldn't -- CVS automatically ignores most generated files and you
can always create .cvsignore files to have it ignore more things.

-Larry Jones

Hmph. -- Calvin

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]