[cvsnt] shared subprojects

Martin Rötzl martin.roetzl at de-gmbh.com
Mon Sep 1 21:19:16 BST 2008

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Andreas Tscharner schrieb:
> Elim Qiu wrote:
>> Sorry ask basic questions.
>> Let's say I have projects A and B, and project C is a subproject of 
>> both A
>> and B.
>> Is there a way to put them in the repository so that
>> (1) check out A will also check out C inside of A
>> (2) ci changes of A will ci changes in C (if there are changes in C)
>> (3) from within either A or B, any changes of C can be picked up no 
>> matter
>> from where the changes of C is commited.
>> Some times I can avoid such issue by modify C so that it becomes a 
>> framework
>> or package. But some times I don't have clear idea to handle the project
>> layout issues.
>> Thanks for any inputs
> Thatś possible using so called ampersand modules. Make sure your 
> projects A, B and C are CVS modules. Then project C will be checked out 
> with project A if you put the following line into your CVSROOT/modules 
> file:
> A     A &C
> and similar for B and C
> B     B &C
> In these cases the modules A and B will checkout module C as a 
> subdirectory.
> Best regards
>     Andreas

I have nearly the same problem, but C resides in another repository on 
the same server.
Is it possible to define dependencies of modules beyond the border of 

Best Regards

Martin Rötzl

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