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Re: CVS export

From: John Minnihan
Subject: Re: CVS export
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 11:49:52 -0700
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[ On Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 11:40:38 (-0700), John Minnihan wrote: ]

Subject: Re: CVS export

Why use export?

For all the same reasons you should use "cvs export" when checking out
any actual release.

building =//= releasing, especially when the build is already understood to be an 'overnite' which is at the very bottom of the food chain. Use of 'cvs export' to collect sources that are used to produce a build is almost never necessary. This implies that the sources themselves are part of the resulting build (and thus should be cleansed of the CVS structure) and this generally is not true.

If unmodifed sources or file structures collected directly from CVS constitute all or part of your 'build', then 'cvs export' may be useful.

John Minnihan

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