On Wed, 2002-07-10 at 14:32, Ethan Benson wrote:
> that would be difficult since SGI does not actually use CVS, they use
> a very interesting, but unspecific version control system that exports
> to CVS, this means that there are no tags to efficiently let you
> checkout an older version of the entire tree, you can inspect the
> history of all the files whcih haven't been renamed/removed and see
> every past revision but there is no way AFAIK to checkout a 2.4.18
> version from CVS. (you can still get the patches from oss.sgi.com but
> thats it).
Well, you can look at the timestamps on the Makefile, to see when it
bumped from 2.4.17 to 2.4.18, and then do a cvs checkout by date...
> also afaict the way the SGI version control system exports to CVS is
> to just deletes files which are moved/renamed or deleted, rather then
> moving them to a cvs attic, i may be wrong on this, it just appears so
> since whenever they remove/move/rename a file cvs just reports that
> `it no longer exists in the repository' instead of `is no longer
That's true; there is no such thing as an attic in our CVS repository.
:( I agree that it's a pain.