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Re: Running standard CVS and CVSNT on the same repository?

From: Doug Lee
Subject: Re: Running standard CVS and CVSNT on the same repository?
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 14:10:15 -0400
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Somewhat belated answer here:

I wrote:
> I run a CVS server on FreeBSD, currently cvs v1.11.5 because that's what
> came with my FreeBSD installation.  I access this server from the same
> FreeBSD box, from another FreeBSD box, and from an assortment of Windows
> machines, currently all using standard CVS under Windows.
> I'm wondering if I can install CVSNT on the server FreeBSD box and start
> letting Windows machines use that as their server instead of the standard
> CVS on that box, without causing problems such as repository corruption,
> incompatible repository changes made by one server and unreadable by the
> other, etc.  I assume I'd be fine suddenly making everyone use the CVSNT
> server, but then I'd be worried about updates to FreeBSD itself, which might
> make use of the stock CVS.

On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 10:50:43AM -0400, Carucci, Jason wrote:
> Why not just keep the CVS installation the same on your server and install
> CVSNT on your Windows machines?  This is the setup that I'm using and it
> works just fine.

I understand that a CVSNT server supports features that the stock CVS
server does not support, and that CVSNT clients use those features to
great advantage.  I therefore figured I'd need a CVSNT server to make
it worthwhile to use CVSNT clients.  Wrong?

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