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Re: Why does CVS COPY a file (binary) to tag it? Can this be overridden

From: David Fuller
Subject: Re: Why does CVS COPY a file (binary) to tag it? Can this be overridden?
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 00:16:50 +0000 (GMT)

First things first.  You shouldn't be versioning 100 Mb binary
files.  What are you working with? And don't tell me tar files, I've heard
that one too many times on this list.

-- David F.

On Mon, 11 Feb 2002, bdcutler2001 wrote:

> We have noticed that when we tag a binary file, CVS makes a copy of 
> it to do the tagging operation.  Problem is, the copy is in the 
> file's directory - not a common space like /tmp.
> This becomes an issue for us because we have some ,v binaries that in 
> the 100s of Mbs in size.  We run out of repository space when the 
> users try to tag these files.
> Is there any way to tell CVS to use /tmp instead?  Better yet ... any 
> way to change this behaviour?
> Has anyone else seen this behaviour?
> Brian Cutler
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