[cvsnt] Merging snapshot to local CVS repsitory

Mateusz £oskot see at my.signature.net
Mon Dec 13 13:06:32 GMT 2004

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I would like to assure myself if my idea is correct.
There is a project and its main CVS repository, but I don't have any access
to that.
I only get a daily snapshot of the last revision of the project.

Now, I would like to create my own local repository (on my Debian
and import there that daily snapshot of the project.
Certainly, I expect that all changes commited to this local repository won't
be lost.

So, in my daily development I use my local repository, make changes and
commit them to my
repo. But once a day I would like to import the new snapshot and merge this
snapshot with
my local version of project.

Then, from time to time I would like to create patches from local repository
and send it to project maintainers, so they could merge my changes with into
the main repository tree.

So, I read a lot of CVS docs, manual and articles and as I understand there
is a solution for my tasks called in manual as "Tracking third-party
sources" described in the book:


and manual


This technique is also known as "Importing and tracking vendor source":


Finally, I would like to ask you if those solutions described in the above
docs fit
my requirements?
Would you like to add something or warn me to do something?

Best regards

Mateusz £oskot
mateusz at loskot dot net

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