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

Joel Miller joelwmiller at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 4 17:04:09 PDT 2006

The actual repository db files, like SourceForge and the PostgreSQL 
project already do.

I'm already keeping my own local mirrors of quite a few other open 
source projects (OpenBSD, PostgreSQL, GIMP, GRASS/GIS, InkScape, the 
list goes on...). It makes it possible to get things done when I'm away 
from an internet connection.

BTW: Are the old contents of the CVS repository included in the SVN 


Paul Ramsey wrote:
> Slightly confuzzled about what you want rsync to expose...  a recent 
> version of the source tree? the actual repository database files (we 
> are in SVN, not CVS, so the data lives in opaque database files now)?
> P
> On 4-Oct-06, at 3:29 PM, Joel Miller wrote:
>> 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.
>> Joel
>> 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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