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Re: Updating from parent directory

From: Ralf S. Engelschall
Subject: Re: Updating from parent directory
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 09:35:09 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

On Fri, Feb 28, 2003, Craig Dickson wrote:

> I have a parent directory that contains multiple child directories, each
> child contains the content of a different branch of the same module (the
> directory names are the same as the branch names). The parent directory is
> not under CVS control.
> I would like to be able to run the update command on a particular
> subdirectory (ie. branch) without having to go into that directory to do it.
> Is there a way? I keep getting errors on the command line with the various
> permutations of arguments I have attempted so far.

AFAIK you have to place the parent directory under CVS control, too.
It does not matter where the parent directory is located in CVS, it
can be even a totally unrelated location. CVS is happy to relocate
itself according to the CVS/Root and CVS/Repository information from
the sub-directories. But it insists that the starting directory (in
your case the parent dir) is also under CVS control, although it is not
necessary that the parent is CVS-wise related to the sub-directories.
For instance you could place your parent dir into an empty module of a
totally separate CVS repository.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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