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Re: newbie question

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: newbie question
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 16:54:50 -0400

Noel L Yap wrote:

> I wouldn't use CVS as an install tool.  IMHO, it would be much cleaner if you
> checked out your stuff into a temporary directory, then installed from there
> (possibly as easy as a recursive copy of everything minus the CVS
> subdirectories).

I might use CVS as my installer, as it works well enough, but I'd probably use
'cvs export' to do it.  Of course if I was doing anything remotely complex, even
chmods, I'd probably do as Noel says and wrap the install in a script or


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
mailto:address@hidden     OpenAvenue ( )
OPHELIA  Could beauty, my lord, have better commerce
  than with honesty?
HAMLET  Ay, truly.  For the power of beauty will sooner
  transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the
  force of honesty can translate beauty into his likeness.
  This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it
  proof.  I did love you once.
OPHELIA  Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so.

     - Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1, Lines 109-116

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