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Importing another CVS project [x2]

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Importing another CVS project [x2]
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 01:16:57 -0500

So, does no response mean "you can't do it"? :(

> So, I have a CVS archive, and I want to start making local
> modifications.  What I want to do is check out a workspace of the
> original code (which I've already done).  I only have anon pserver
> access, I can't get the _actual_ repository, only a workspace copy.
> That's fine; I only want to pull snapshots every so often into my copy
> anyway.
> Then, I want to create a new module using this workspace as the initial
> code, on a vendor branch.
> No problem, right?
> Here's the trick: there are a large number of binary files in the
> workspace, and I need the -kb flag on those files to be accurately
> entered into my copy.
> Obviously the info I need is right there, in my CVS/Entries file.  But I
> don't think cvs import will grok that and DTRT for me.
> Does anyone have any hints as to how to import a vendor branch from a
> CVS workspace, while preserving special flags like -kb?
> Thanks!
> I'm using CVS 1.11 on a Debian GNU/Linux box.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>    HASMAT--HA Software Methods & Tools
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist
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