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Re: Non-build files under CVS control

From: Frederic Brehm
Subject: Re: Non-build files under CVS control
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 12:11:57 -0400

At 09:43 AM 5/19/2004, bill wrote:
What is the best way to arrange things such that, at build time,
I can check out only those files that are part of the distribution?

Repeat after me: "CVS is not a Configuration Management System".


Now, here's a couple of ways you can use CVS as part of a CM system.

1. Arrange files in separate cvs modules to separate distributed files from
   support files. This isn't always possible, though.

2. Use a build process (e.g., "make release") that creates a distribution
   tree from a cvs sandbox. This is the better solution.


Frederic W. Brehm, Sarnoff Corporation,

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