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Re: different CVS_SERVER for different hosts

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: different CVS_SERVER for different hosts
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:11:18 -0500
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Mihai Bazon wrote:

|>I am not sure that is the best design path to follow.
|Indeed, it's not.  My implementation is a dirty hack that only allows
|per-directory alternate for CVS_SERVER.  But we could have a .cvsconfig
|file that had more options that override ~/.cvsrc.  Flexibility is
|good.  Look at ssh, for instance--you can set some defaults, but you can
|also set different parameters for each host, in ~/.ssh/config.  I'm sure
|that some guy at some point thought that it wouldn't be useful, but I
|actually find it is ;-)

Maybe something as simple as a CVS/environment file (like CVS/Root &
CVS/Repository) for storing environment variable settings used to access
the server for each workspace would be simple enough?

Something parallel to the host settings in ~/.ssh/config doesn't really
seem necessary to me if workspaces can remember their settings.  They
only need to be reinput on fresh checkouts.

Then again, if someone submitted a clean, efficient patch for something
like ~/.ssh/config for CVS including docs and test cases, how could I
pass it up?

Finally, the way the rest of the CVS commands work is to allow the file
settings to override the environment, not visa versa.  Then the command
line can override the file settings.

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