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Re: new user - do people store compiled code under cvs

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: new user - do people store compiled code under cvs
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 08:19:00 +0100
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* On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 04:53:51PM -0500 Jim.Hyslop wrote:

> Your instincts are correct. Use CVS to manage files that cannot be
> recreated by an automated process.

Well, yes and no.

The problem with recreating some files is, that this recreation might
not work at any future point of time (you've get a new compiler, and the
old one is not available anymore), or you need exactly what you compiled
some time before (for example, for crash dump analyses, having the exact
same binary helps much).

On the other hand, of course, you are right. CVS is not good in managing
binaries. So, I would store them "off-line", as Frederic suggested in
the other mail. Either make a tarball (.tar.gz or .tgz) if you are on
a unix system, or generate a zip if you're running on Windows. On other
OS, use something similar.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis

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