[GRASS5] CVS question

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Thu Aug 9 04:07:39 EDT 2001

On Wed, Aug 08, 2001 at 09:04:36PM -0600, Roger S. Miller wrote:
> Folks,
> I'm trying to get a working installation of the GRASS CVS tree, but I
> have a problem.  I'm sure this is simple ignorance on my part.
> My aim was to look at the problems that Andreas Lange pointed out in
> r.drain.  I downloaded the source tree through anonymous CVS.  When the
> download was done I found that the code it contained for r.drain was the
> old code rather than my newer version.  So I visited the CVS tree
> through HTML and found that the new code was all "in the attic".
> Just were is "the attic?"  Did I download it with the original download
> and simply fail to find it, or is there some special switch (more
> special than included in "cvs -z3 co grass") that I need to set to
> download files in the attic along with the rest of the files?


the procedure to get the latest code is as follows:

cvs -z3 co -r releasebranch_11_april_2001_5_0_0 grass

Eventually you run
cd grass
cvs up -dP

To be very sure to have the latest code. 

I have send a mail to Intevation to update their CVS page yesterday
which doesn't talk about the branch tag (yet).
The tags are explained here:

If you later want to update, simply run
cvs up -dP 

To check to have the releasebranch_11_april_2001_5_0_0, run
cat CVS/Entries

There you will find releasebranch_11_april_2001_5_0_0 mentioned
at end of every line.

Hope this helps,


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