Tar with CVS now available

Billinghurst, David (CRTS) David.Billinghurst@riotinto.com.au
Sat Jun 3 17:34:00 GMT 2000

I have similar firewall problems.  Is there a document somewhere that
discusses how to run cvs through a firewall.  I have searched without
success a number of times.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Joe Buck [SMTP:jbuck@racerx.synopsys.com]
> Sent:	Sunday, 4 June 2000 4:54
> To:	egcs@tantalophile.demon.co.uk
> Cc:	gilbertd@treblig.org; gcc@gcc.gnu.org
> Subject:	Re: Tar with CVS now available
> > > ftp://ftp.treblig.org/pub/people/treblig/misc/gcc_cvs_02062000.tbz
> > > 
> > > That is a bzip'd tar file of a complete cvs checkout of gcc taken last
> > > night. (Just under 12MB), it includes the CVS directories.  Download
> that,
> > > untar and then you can cvs update just the changes quickly over your
> > > modem.
> > 
> > Really cool would be an rsync server that's always serving (a) the
> > latest snapshot and (b) the latest cvs version.
> If someone wants to provide such a service, fine, but I don't see much
> point in it.  Some people can't use CVS for one reason or another (e.g.
> firewalls that only allow FTP), but such people can't use rsync either.
> I'd be amazed to find a site that bans CVS but allows rsync through
> firewalls.
> I formerly couldn't use CVS at work, but managed to convince our
> security people to open port 2401 only for a small list of trusted
> sites, like gcc.gnu.org.  Others in the same situation could try the
> same strategy.
> FTP can be quicker to get the tree the first time, but after someone
> downloads and unpacks the tree listed above, the cvs update command
> can bring you up to date at any time, and adding the flag
> -rgcc_latest_snapshot
> will update you to the latest snapshot.
> Jeff, Mark, perhaps it would be an improvement to include the CVS
> directories in the snapshots on a regular basis.  Then we could
> encourage people to use FTP the first time and then switch to CVS.
> That would probably reduce load on servers, the first-time cvs
> checkout has to be a lot more expensive than an FTP transfer.

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