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RE: CVS server upgrade?

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: CVS server upgrade?
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 09:27:06 -0500

David R. Chase [mailto:address@hidden wrote:
> Just wondering what minor problems you had, just in case they 
> might pertain
> to other peoples' migration strategies (or my own someday)?
Well, our situation was much more complex than "Courier's". Not only did we
upgrade the server hardware, we went from FreeBSD to a Sun workstation, and
upgraded the server version from a very old 1.10.[something] to 1.11.5 We
have several remote repositories that mirror portions of the main
repository, and our main repository mirrors portions of the remote
repositories. We also have developed a client/server utility (LCVS - "Leitch
extensions to CVS") that runs in conjunction with CVS, to provide some
functionality that the stock CVS program doesn't - the ability for users to
change their own passwords, or the ability to execute an 'ls' command in the
current directory, for example.

Most of the minor glitches we encountered had to do with porting the LCVS
utility to Sun, while maintaining FreeBSD compatibility (the remote
repositories still run FreeBSD). Setting up permissions is sufficiently
different on Sun than on FreeBSD (don't ask me the details - I'm not a UNIX
sysadmin) that we had to do some fine-tuning.

Jim Hyslop 
Senior Software Designer 
Leitch Technology International Inc. (<>) 
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (<>) 

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