[cvsnt] Re: Repository on removable drive, used by servers different machines

mada no.spam at no.spam.org
Thu Dec 9 21:21:05 GMT 2004

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You're right... cvs is good for a specific purpose and not for everything.

(I liked the idea of version control over a large set of files, though).

Anyway, it turns out that the thing I mentioned on a previous post about
tricking a sandbox to use different repositories does not work.


"Bo Berglund" <bo.berglund at telia.com> wrote in message
news:1pehr05gonnrgj7bnah6hl5pphb6con0g1 at 4ax.com...
> On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 22:53:35 +0200, "mada" <no.spam at no.spam.org> wrote:
> >After some experimentation, I now know that I can use cvsnt server in the
> >above scenario, where a server on each machine has a \CVSROOT repository
> >configured to X:\repos (see previous post), and therefore, given that the
> >removable drive is connected, all commits/updates on both machines are
> >performed on the repository on the removable drive.
> >
> >Also, I found out that I can trick the sandbox on each of the machines to
> >additionally commit/update on a local repository, by editing the
> >\CVSROOT and setting it to a local directory instead of X:\repos. Then,
> >reuse the repository on the removable drive, I reset the server's
> >repository to X:\repos, commit, and go. A bit complicated, but works.
> >
> >If there is a simpler way to use a sandbox with different repositories
> >please tell me.
> If you are anyway carrying the disk between the two PC:s and the only
> reason you want to use CVS is that you want to sync the two PC
> versions of the files, then why not work on them directly?
> Why bother with the CVS usage?
> /Bo
> (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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