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Re: checkout - no downloads, just entries list

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: checkout - no downloads, just entries list
Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 14:56:42 -0500

address@hidden wrote:
> On 2005-05-16, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> >  I have the following problem:
> >  I would like to checkout a CVS module without downloading its files -
> > just the module's CVS description (the "CVS" directory).
> >  The problem is that the module is very big (linux sources) and I need
> > only few files to build packages.
>  OK, I solved it.
>  I created manually directory CVS with files: Root, Entries,
> Entries.Static and Repository, and now I can download only files I want.

This sounds like a very painful way to go.

>  The invocation: "cvs -d <server> co SOURCES/<package>" did not work
> - that is why I had to create CVS dir manually.

What do you mean '"cvs -d <server> co SOURCES/<package>" did not work'?
Normally, "cvs -d <server> co CVSRootRelitivePathToFile/filename" does what
you want, and quite easily.
Can you please post a cut and paste from any error messages you got to the
list, so we might get a better idea what went wrong?

>  In case there is an easier way I would appreciate any comments and
> suggestions for the sake of a general knowledge about CVS.
>  Sorry, if the problem was the trivial one.
> --
> J.tar

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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