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Re: Good Perl module for CVS

From: Alexander Taler
Subject: Re: Good Perl module for CVS
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 16:57:35 -0500

>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew DeFaria <address@hidden> writes:
  Andrew> To: address@hidden
  Andrew> Subject: Good Perl module for CVS
  Andrew> Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 18:48:15 GMT

  Andrew> Hi. I'm a Clearcase admin who is in a new job that uses CVS
  Andrew> exclusively.  I want to do some reports and otherwise interrogate the
  Andrew> CVS repositories and I was thinking of doing that with Perl. What's a
  Andrew> good Perl module for CVS?

I think that VCS::LibCVS should do what you want.  It currently
provides read only access to the repository, which is ideal for
generating reports.  I have written some scripts already, which
would provide a good base.  If you are interested in using it, I
would be happy to help you out.

The spec is hosted on Savannah:

And the Perl code at cvshome:

It can be downloaded directly through CPAN.

  Andrew> I've search CPAN and
  Andrew> seems like the one
  Andrew> to use, however certain links on that page seem dead (like the
  Andrew> Cvs::Result::Log link which was the one I was particularly interested
  Andrew> in). This leads me to fear that perhaps this module is not the best
  Andrew> one to use and/or maybe this module is not being kept up to date.

I have not seen any other active work on a Perl module for
CVS, only many inactive ones.

  Andrew> My immediate task is to compare files that have different
  Andrew> revisions/tags and report what the differences are in terms of
  Andrew> "ECR"'s (sorta like bug numbers). This is not a simple cvs diff kinda
  Andrew> thing. I believe that ECR numbers are kept in the check in comments
  Andrew> and I need to traverse the version tree and pick them up. Again, I'm
  Andrew> new to CVS so perhaps I'm not using the right terminology. Please
  Andrew> forgive me.

LibCVS should make it easy to traverse log messages.  Parsing
them for references to ECRs would be up to you.


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