[postgis-devel] A Suggestion - Making the Repositories Available via Rsync or CVSync

Joel Miller joelwmiller at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 4 15:29:35 PDT 2006

I've looked at using svnsync, but it has so much overhead just to give 
me a local repository that I can't twiddle locally with if I ever want 
to sync it again.

That's one reason I still like cvs: Projects can create a branch named 
"local" or something similar that no one ever makes commits to in the 
master repository, then developers with their local copies of the 
repositories can check in their not-ready-for-prime-time changes under 
the "local" branch. They don't have to choose between giving up the 
ability to sync or losing their changes the next time they sync. From 
what I've read about svn, it can't do that yet.

Besides, rsync is already up and running on the very server that the 
repository is on (svn.refractions.net), it would just be a matter of 
updating the rsync configuration file to add rsync-modules that make the 
directories and files of the repositories available.


Markus Schaber wrote:
> Hi, Joel,
> Joel Miller wrote:
>> I've been trying to get a local mirror of the cvs & svn repositories,
>> but I cannot find hide nor hair of them in the rsync modules that are
>> available on svn.refractions.net.
>> Since rsync is already set up on the server, would it be possible to add
>> the repositories to the available modules?
> What about "svnsync" - that should do what you want without rsync...
> HTH,
> Markus

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