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Re: CVSROOT redirection

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: CVSROOT redirection
Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 09:10:45 -0700

Dusan Juhas <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi folks,
> is it possible to override CVSROOT in commitlog?
> I have 2 repositories. Let's call them _local_ and _remote_.
> _local_ is a read-only mirror of _remote_.
> I'd like to run all read-only cvs commands on _local_ (esp. co).
> The rest of commands should be used with _remote_.
> I'd like to check in _remote_ without changing administrative
> files in the sand box (even without changing CVSROOT).
> Is it possible to arrange an commitlog action which
> skips checkin in _local_ and redirects all actions to _remote_?
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Dusan Juhas

When I need to do something like this, I typically have the commitinfo
run a script to do something like this:


where $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/commitcheck looks something like this:

                   ------- start commitcheck -------

case "`/bin/hostname | /usr/bin/tr A-Z a-z`" in
        : # OK
        echo "Please commit on mycvsmaster...."
        exit 1

if $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/cvs_acls ${1+"$@"}
        : # ok
        echo "Access control checks failed! (cvs_acls) 1>&2
        exit 1

if $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/commit_prep ${1+"$@"}
        : # OK
        echo "commit_prep failed!" 1>&2
        exit 1

exit 0          # Lets do it!
                    ------- end commitcheck -------

So, even if someone mirrors the repository, they will not be able to
commit to the mirror unless their hostname happens to believe itself
to be the mycvsmaster host. I also do not trust that their PATH will
contain a hostname that does not lie by using the full pathnames to
the commands I need.

Note that similar logic may need to be applied for tags, but I figure
that I don't care if a user is messing with local tags in a mirror. I
only want to make sure they do not lose any commits.

        -- Mark

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