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May 12, 2006

sourceforge CVS re-check-out solution

Filed under: Blogging — kees @ 9:54 pm

SourceForge migrated to their new CVS server infrastructure recently (due to a catastophic disk failure of the old system), and told everyone that they had to re-check-out all their trees:

Hostname for CVS service

This change will require new working copies to be checked out of all
repositories (so control files in the working copy will point to the
right place). We will be updating the instructions we supply, but
instructions that your team has written within documentation, etc. will
need to be updated.

cvs co gaim

would be changed to

cvs co gaim

With 14 projects hosted there, with potentially multiple CVS modules in each, this wasn’t the best way for me to deal with the change. I had relocated several CVS trees at OSDL last year, so I went digging for my command line to do the updates. I was disappointed they didn’t suggest it in their email, so I offered my solution via their Tracker. Someone else (on Cygwin even) confirmed that it worked for them, and SourceF orge summarily closed the ticket (hence making it disappear from the Tracker where other people were seeking help). I can find no record of a change made to their documentation. In effect, they just eliminated my help (though they did thank me first).

It would be nice if SourceForge ran some kind of forum or Wiki on their site so people could help each other. I’ll have to remember this for the next Advisory Council.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m mystified as to why they wouldn’t help people with this method.

    Anyway, thanks for posting your script! I was about to work out the same thing myself and you saved me the trouble.

    Comment by Dominic — May 13, 2006 @ 9:45 pm

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