[cvsnt] Help creating a custom module (modules or modules2)

Glen Starrett glen.starrett at march-hare.com
Thu Feb 8 00:06:43 GMT 2007

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Matt Schuckmann wrote:
> The problem with the modules mechanism is once the sandbox is created 
> cvs seems to forget all about the Build module and if you do something 
> like "cvs up -d" (which our build tool does) in the Build directory it 
> goes and checks out all the directories I didn't want created and that 
> makes the sandbox much bigger than is needed and makes the build tool 
> run much slower.

I think that's because of the way CVS handles the modules (and modules2) 
files -- they are really an alias for additional work on the command 
line at checkout and not really used after that.

I believe the EVS project is getting a better handle on this type of 
system virtualization.  You might want to grab a copy and see how it's 
coming along to give some early feedback, to make sure your needs are met.

> At this point I'm ready to give up and go back to a hand rolled checkout 
> and update script but I thought I'd ask the community to see if I'm 
> missing something and if there is a way to make it work with either 
> modules or modules2.

I might suggest you tear your physical structure down even further -- 
down to individual modules that you then reassemble into with modules[2] 
into both the current structure (I assume the current physical structure 
is being used) and into the desired build structure.  That should 
probably work (but I haven't tried it).

Glen Starrett
Technical Account Manager, North America
March Hare Software, LLC


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