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Re: a few Q's


From: Christos Zoulas
Subject: Re: a few Q's
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 18:07:47 -0400

On Oct 24,  2:36pm, address@hidden (Derek Robert Price) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: a few Q's

| If someone else manages to fix the problem on Max OS X and sends me a
| patch, I'll release 1.12.2 as soon as I can get the patch committed.
| Probably a day or two after I see the patch.
| 
| If not, then I'm going to have to set aside some time to debug the
| problem and I have a few other things on my plate at the moment, so it
| might be awhile.

Well, I went ahead and I applied my xasprintf() and const patches to
the head of the tree and I am testing them. I will send them shortly.

| | > 1. make client server cvs work when the remote cvs server path
| | > contains a symlink.
| |
| | This is fixed in the cvs 1.12.1.1 (top-of-tree).
| 
| 
| If Christos is referring to symlinks in $CVSROOT, it is fixed.  If he
| means random symlinks in random places in the repository, then I think
| that is likely broken, at least with LockDir set in CVSROOT/config.

I am referring to symlinks in $CVSROOT. I will test this.

| I thought CVS already worked with at least GSSAPI.  It used to work with
| Krb4, though that code might be suffering from bitrot.  Did you just fix
| this for a particular platform?

No, you are right. I this indeed is present now.

| | > 6. add -D dirname flag, to specify an alternate directory name for
| | > cvs to store its administration files.
| |
| | I am not sure I understand this one.
| 
| 
| I think he means making the CVSADM macro subject to runtime redefinition.

Right. Of course this is what started all the xasprintf() rototilling, since
the code is littered with assumptions that this is constant...

christos




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