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Re: Help with moving repository

From: Gagneet Singh
Subject: Re: Help with moving repository
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 19:56:13 +0530

> We are in the process of moving our cvs repository (pserver) for reasons
> size and speed, and have so far asked our CVS users to ensure everything
> checked in to the existing repository, remove the existing working copies
> then modify their CVSROOT or -d options and check out again from the
> address of the new repository (which is actually a mount point for the
> moment from the old one, until everyone sets up correctly, then it will be
> copied to its proper location at a convenient point).

Is the CVS Server on a Linux/UNIX system?
What are the clients being used? Are the users working with Windows (WinCVS)
Clients or using CVS on UN*X boxes?

> Some of our developers are complaining that this is going to take them too
> long (don't ask, I've already had the argument with them).

OK, will not ask... ;-)

> Is there a utility available anywhere to perform global changes to the cvs
> metadata in a users working copy. For instance change the entry in
> from ":pserver:address@hidden:/cvs/cvsroot" to
> ":pserver:address@hidden:/cvs/cvsroot". I can imagine that someone somewhere
> has done this before.

There is such a utility available for WinCVS clients, I do not know about
UN*X clients, but should be easy to make using awk and grep. For the WinCVS
utility visit Oliver Giesens page on:

Also, Oliver has given a full FAQ on CVS at:

> If such a thing were available, it may just save me a few headaches.
> Thanks
> Mark Cooper

Hope these site and macros help, you could run them on UN*X based systems,
but I am not too sure.


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