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RE: synchronizing multiple CVS-repositories .... ?

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: synchronizing multiple CVS-repositories .... ?
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 10:52:35 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 07:07:00 (-0500), Schmidt Henning (BNS USA) 
wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: synchronizing multiple CVS-repositories .... ?
> As far as I understand CVSUP lets me get a copy of the whole source tree
> from a remote server. This will give me one version of every element (file).
> .... correct?

RTFM more carefully.  CVSup will also mirror the RCS files if that's
what you ask it to do.

> What I want is to be able to synchronize the complete repository between
> sites. So every site would have the complete history for every file
> available (for checkout of a different version *without* having to contact
> the server.)

You can't do that if you intend to do commits from clients accessing the
repository mirrors.  CVSup is one-way only -- clients accessing the
mirrors must be read-only (though there is provision for allowing
private local branches which could then be manually merged with the
central master repository periodically).  CVS is a centralised system.
CVS has no provision for distributed operation other than with multiple
clients and a central repository server.  You must put your repository
where it has the best possible shared access by all clients.


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