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Re: a few Q's


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: a few Q's
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 16:52:55 -0400
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Mark D. Baushke wrote:

| Derek Robert Price <address@hidden> writes:
|
| Mark D. Baushke wrote:
|
| | Christos Zoulas <address@hidden> writes:
| |
| | On Oct 22,  5:36pm, address@hidden ("Mark D. Baushke") wrote:
| | | >     2. add -u [unlocked] flag to do a checkout without locking.
| | |
| | | I think using -R might do this for you...
| |
| | I'll check into that too.
| |
| |
| | Actually, it works with local, but not yet with client/server. I have an
| | idea of how to fix it for client/server, but I have not had time to do
| | anything about it.
|
|
| Why would you want to do that in client/server mode?
|
|
| Someone reported to me that they have a CD-Rom drive with a copy of a
| repository on it that they wanted to make available to lots of people by
| just using a remote machines CD-Rom device as the repository. My
| suggested work around was to burn the 700MB of space on a server and just
| make the repository available again... :-)
|
| Larry suggested just passing the -R flag thru the client/server
| interface as a gloal switch, but I have not had time to get back to it
| and see what other complications that might cause.
|
| It also bothers me that this kind of feature could be used by someone
| that wanted to checkout trees from a normal repository and not leave a
| record of it in the history file...


Good point.  I don't like that either.  Is something stopping people
from running the server with the -R option?  Aside from the fact that
they would have to have a second cvs server on a second port serving
their non-read-only repositories?

It seems to me that -R should just be a server side/local switch
anyhow.  Aside from the security implications, why would you want to
make your users remember which repositories they need to send -R to?  At
least a separate port number would only be need to be specified once -
after that it would be remembered as part of the CVSROOT string.

Derek
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