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Re: cvs tag renaming after repo copy
- To: Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des_(_at_)_des_(_dot_)_no>
- Subject: Re: cvs tag renaming after repo copy
- From: "Simon L. Nielsen" <simon_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 15:16:18 -0800
- Cc: hackers_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org, John Hein <jhein_(_at_)_timing_(_dot_)_com>
On 2008.02.28 14:58:53 +0100, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> "Simon L. Nielsen" <simon_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org> writes:
> > John Polstra has made a script (Fixtags) for it which we use for the
> > FreeBSD repository. I don't think he has any problems with it being
> > distributed, but as it doesn't have a copyright statement i just want
> > to ask before I distribute it...
> Uh... I wrote a replacement for that in 2001 (~des/bin/fixtags.pl).
> I'm surprised you still use John's version, which is excruciatingly
> slow, since 1) it's a shell script, 2) it's a *recursive* shell script,
> 3) it runs rcs twice for every modified tag.
If it ain't borken :-). Speed is rarely an issue since the CVS master
server is fast, and most of the time only a few files are copied.
For other intersted parties I got OK from John Polstra to put his
script online with std. BSD license so it can now be found at
In case anyone is interested I put the script I use for repo-copies at
FreeBSD.org online as
http://people.freebsd.org/~simon/scripts/cvs_repo_copy . The script
probably need to be adjusted to local config and use at your own risk
etc - but it hasn't done anything bad for me yet :-).
Simon L. Nielsen
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