From: Ronan Waide (waider at domain waider.ie)
Date: Wed 17 Jul 2002 - 21:31:39 IST
On July 17, johngay at domain eircom.net said:
> I've been invited to assist in testing/debugging some 3D code for a graphics
> card I've got. At the moment I'm compiling X from sources provided by a Linux
> Format CD from march.
> For the testing, I'll need to track the CVS branches of both XFree86 and DRI.
> I was wondering if it was possible to to use cvs to update the current
> sources I have for XFree86, or do I need to fetch a fresh copy via cvs first?
> I know I'll need to fetch the DRI stuff, but if I can just update the XFree86
> sources I have, it should save me quite a bit of on-line time.
> Can cvs deal with updating sources that are not originally from cvs?
> I've read all the doc's on my system about cvs, but nothing deals with this.
> John Gay
It's non-trivial. You need to forge the administrative files. By the
time you've got it figured out, your cvs co should have finished :)
I halfway scripted something like this in my previous job, but left it
behind and incomplete. It might be worth looking at as a project. The
tricky bit is probably figuring out exactly what file versions you
have so you can forge the relevant CVS/Entries lines.
-- waider at domain waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me. AjD feels frustrated in his attempts to establish the delinitations of horror in puppy-burying.
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