[cvsnt] Modules2 Config Question

Eric Everman eeverman at usgs.gov
Thu Aug 3 08:01:58 BST 2006

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Hi - We are trying to use the modules2 file to 'nest' one directory  
in another (similar to an amperstand in the modules file).  We have  
these modules/directories checked into CVSNT:

================ Real CVS Directories=========================

We tried to nest the contents of those /css/ directories under the / 
test/public_html/ directory by making a modules2 entry like this:

================ modules2 =========================
/ = _scratch/test
public_html/import1_css = _scratch/import1/public_html/css
public_html/import2_css = _scratch/import2/public_html/css

Hoping that this command:     cvs co import_test
Would result in a structure like this:

================ Desired checked out directory structure  
import_test/public_html  [contains all the *real* files and sub- 
directories of this module]
import_test/public_html/import1_css  [contains files from _scratch/ 
import_test/public_html/import1_css  [contains files from _scratch/ 

This didn't work and the docs on the modules2 file are a bit...  
thin.  Can someone point out where we are going wrong?

The key thing is that the checked out public_html directory needs to  
contain its 'real' files and 'real' subdirectories as well as the two  
imported subdirectories - this in particular seems to cause an  
error.  We really have to have it this way b/c the html directory  
will constantly have files added and removed (we can't be modifying  
the modules2 file for each change) and the imported directories must  
be under the html directory to function.

We're also a bit stumped on how to NOT alias this module. I've named  
it 'import_test' in this example, but I would prefer it's real name,  

One other thing:  We intend for the 'nested' directories not to be  
editable when checked out in this fashion.  To edit those files, a  
client should need to check out the files on the 'real' path.  Thus,  
someone who checked out a project using these shared files would not  
be able to accidently check in changes that would affect all users of  
the shared library.

Thanks in advance for your help - this is really perplexing us.

Eric Everman

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