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Re: patching source tree + converting to CVS working dir.

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: patching source tree + converting to CVS working dir.
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 14:44:14 -0400
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On Fri, Jul 27, 2001 at 11:47:23AM -0500, Cameron, Steve wrote:
> [...] I've been searching for a way to use CVS that
> doesn't involve importing the whole linux kernel tree.

I suspect that most people don't worry too much about this; they
just import the whole thing -- the extra time and effort up front
tends to save time, effort, and mistakes later on.

> I have to do something like:
> mkdir scratch
> cd scratch
> cvs co -rk2_4_7_br linux
> then go in and "mv" all the "CVS" directories into the 
> right spots in my linux kernel tree
> It would be pretty cool if I could just say instead:
> tar xzf linux-2.4.8.tar.gz
> cvs update -jk2_4_7_origin -rk2_4_7br linux 
> [...]
> Does this sound like something anyone else would
> be interested in, or is this a terrible idea?

My feeling would be that this doesn't belong in CVS proper.  As a
script in contrib, though (i.e. an automated version of the steps
you're now performing manually), it would probably be welcome.


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