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Re: how to update from the repo of a repo?

From: Robert P. J. Day
Subject: Re: how to update from the repo of a repo?
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 15:27:09 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Brian Gough wrote:

"Robert P. J. Day" <address@hidden> writes:

   is there an accepted way of setting up a CVS repo for a number of
developers, where the repo itself is updated from yet another repo?
(this might be the equivalent of BK's clone of a clone.)

There is no standard way to transfer individual commit log entries etc
between repositories, the most obvious method is to simply do a import
onto a vendor branch on a regular basis.  See the chapter on "Tracking
third-party sources" in the manual for details.

yup, that looks like what i want, but there are a couple things that strike me as a bit odd.

first, if i want, as a starting point, the current contents of the vendor's CVS tree, it looks like i first have to grab it and remove all CVS info from it, effectively to turn it into a regular directory structure as if i created it, then turn around and import it to turn it *back* into a CVS repo, albeit this time as if i created it. is that right?

and as for the release tag, i guess the easiest thing is just to use a representation of the date if the vendor updates their repo fairly frequently.

sound right?


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