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Issues with network file systems and CVS

From: Matthew Navarre
Subject: Issues with network file systems and CVS
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 11:57:30 -0700
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We've been using CVS with the repository exported via NFS to our UNIX boxen. 
now we need to connect to another cvs repo at a remote site and the only 
access the want to give us is via wincvs with the repository on a mapped 

 Now, just from discussion on this list I realise this is bad. My question is 
what are the potential issues with this approach? I need a better answer than 
"I've heard it's bad" to try and cut through the fog of developer inertia and 
blinding stupidity we've got here, not that It'll help.

Could someone explain to me the issues with mounting the repo via a network 

address@hidden           Matthew Navarre
It was a hard sell, since he's a database person, and as far as I've seen,
once those database worms eat into your brain, it's hard to ever get
anything practical done again. To a database person, every nail looks
like a thumb. Or something like that. - jwz

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