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Re: One working copy part of two repositories?

From: Stefan Bellon
Subject: Re: One working copy part of two repositories?
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 23:19:29 +0100
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In article <address@hidden>,
   Eric Siegerman <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 05:50:10PM +0100, Stefan Bellon wrote:

[one project in two repositories?]

> You should create a branch in the main repository to hold your
> porting work.  Ideally, you could do the work directly on this
> branch, and only merge once the sources were stable.  I'm not
> sure why you consider this not to be an option, since it won't
> impact on others until it until you've finished your port, and
> are ready to merge the results back into the mainline -- that's
> what branches are for, after all.

Yes, I know. But I don't seem to get CVS access to the main CVS tree
right now. Perhaps later on, when the port is really stable and
finished. But in the meantime I'd like to profit from the changes (bug
fixes and additions) in the main repository while still being able to
manage my own version controlling locally.

> But if there are other reasons you can't use the main repository
> (eg. the machine which hosts it isn't visible to the one where
> you'll be doing your work), do the following.  You'll still
> create a branch in the main repository at the beginning of the
> port; but the branch will sit idle until final-merge time.

Well, I'll have to ask for that as well. I doubt I'll get this
through though. :-/

[snipped explanation]

Thanks  lot for your detailed instructions of how to do it. But it
really needs non-anonymous access to the main repository which I don't
have at the moment.

Hm, perhaps I wasn't clear enough with my needs.

I have only anonymous read access to the main repository. On my porting
machine I can create an own repository where I have full access
(obviously). So I'd like to put my development into a local CVS
repository, but still I want to profit from changes in the main CVS
tree while I do the porting. Thus I need some kind of "merge" from a
CVS checkout of the main CVS tree into my local one. %-}



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