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Re: Copying a CVS repository

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2000-09-22 18:17:07 CEST

While poking around to try to answer your question, I found:

        http://www.loria.fr/~molli/cvs/doc/cvs_2.html#SEC11

which describes how CVS stores data in the repository, and might be
useful as a paper documentation.

> 1. Is there a way to import an entire CVS repository using CVS?

Nope.

> 2. If not, are there CVS repositories out there that are also
> publicly readable via FTP, rsync, or whatever?

You used to be able to get the CVS CVS repository as a tar file, but I
couldn't find it any more.

ftp.netbsd.org has the NetBSD repository. It's exploded out, but you
can "get dirname.tar.gz" and let the FTP server translate.
ftp.freebsd.org has the FreeBSD repository, same situation.

> 4. What projects have the heaviest, gnarliest, ugliest CVS usage
> out there? (Not sheer size, but use of features)?

OS projects are interesting because they tend to have lots of imported
stuff. But I don't know what projects make the most use of weird
features.
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