[cvsnt] Replacement for 'commit -r 2.0'?

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Sat Aug 12 23:10:41 BST 2006

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David Somers wrote:
> If you want to mirror a repository *exactly*,  but the repository itself is
> not available (either via rsync or as a tarball), then the only way to
> achieve this is by exporting files by specific revision numbers then
> committing them into your mirror repository using the -r flag to explicitly
> set the revision to that which was exported. Its an edge case, and IMO
> about the only time you are justified in setting revision numbers.
That's a pretty odd corner case, since you need to be online to do the 
export...  and as others have pointed out it wouldn't be exact anyway because 
it would lose the mergepoint, author, date and any properties.

The ability to sync two servers in this way is in the pipeline at some point 
(essentially a way to pull out everything about a revision and feed it into 
another repository).


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