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Re: Checking out without lock

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Checking out without lock
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 11:40:13 -0700

Ed Avis <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Mark D. Baushke wrote:
> >>cvs [checkout aborted]: Read-only repository feature unavailable with
> >>remote roots
> >The -R feature is intended to work with CD-Rom copies of your
> >repository or NFS filesystems that are mounted read-only. Both are
> >considered 'local' to the cvs that is running. Nothing was added to
> >the client/server protocol to support read-only repositories.
> When you say client-server protocol do you mean pserver, or access
> using ssh or rsh?  I am using the latter.

The client/server protocol is used for all of the non-local cvs
repository access. It is documented in doc/cvsclient.texi in any recent
version of cvs.
> >I have no fundamental objections to someone adding client/server
> >protocol code to deal with passing the -R switch to the remote
> >server and doing the right thing.
> This sounds like it should be easy for CVS-over-ssh, hard for
> pserver... but I know nothing about the code.

It would be the same for both :pserver: and :ext: access methods as they
would end up using the same code paths for this protocol extension.

I have not actually bothered to scope the task to determine how
easy or hard it might be to implement.

        -- Mark

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