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From: Roderick Bloem
Subject: automatic checkout
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 18:01:45 +0200
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I want to use cvs for a directory that contains scripts. I don't want everyone to change the scripts in the directory: I won't have accountability. Thus, it is under cvs. People should check out, change, and submit. I don't want them to write to the directory itself, because they will forget to check in.

I would like changes to propagate to the script directory immediately. Everytime someone commits, an update would be executed in the script directory. Is that possible?

I have tried a loginfo script, but there is a problem with the locks: the cvs update runs when the commit has not released the lock yet.

I have looked on the web and found some references, but nothing very satisfactory. I have seen ACU, but it seems more concerned with managing multiple machines (which is not a problem), than with the lock. I have also thought about putting a pause into the script that does the update, but that does not seem very safe, not do I know how to do it. (My shell programming is bad, and I don't know how to spawn a process from loginfo.)

Is there a good solution for this?  Should I consider a different setup?


Roderick Bloem

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