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RE: DIfferent workspace directories than repository...

From: Walsh, Matthew
Subject: RE: DIfferent workspace directories than repository...
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 10:10:21 -0700

Why not define the module to checkout to the specified directory?
In the modules file:

module -d <your directory> repos


html -d mydirectory/html <pathfromreposroot>/htmlsource

Then to checkout html:
$ cd /home/myworkspace
$ cvs co html

And you'll have your directory structure,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 9:19 AM
> To: address@hidden; address@hidden
> Subject: RE: DIfferent workspace directories than repository...
> >
> > Um, why do you need this specific layout in the 
> > repository?  It seems to me that the structure of 
> > the repository should be determined by the structure 
> > of what must be checked out.
> Some would disagree with you on that... myself included.  I 
> was hoping that I could get CVS to treat a directory as a 
> true project/first-class object.  Not just as a directory.
> Many people create Projects and Subprojects within their SCM 
> tools that are not simply treated as 'Directories'.  But as 
> first-class objects.  In this way, they can have attributes.  
> One of those attributes is workspace location.  Its very 
> common.  In several popular SCM tools, I could create a 
> subproject ("html") under the "MyProject" project and assign 
> it a workspace location of "/home/myworkspace/mydirectory/html".
> Check out the Tigris project ( which is 
> addressing these kinds of issues that CVS apparently doesn't meet.
> >
> > CVS will use the identity map when checking out, 
> > but afterwards each directory has its own metadata
> > (in the CVS subdirectory) so that it knows where it
> > came from.  This means that it will retain the 
> > mapping while you move the directories around on 
> > your own.  Therefore, if you do something like 
> > "cvs co bin; mkdir mydirectory; mv bin mydirectory/"
> > you will still be able to do updates and checkins 
> > from mydirectory/bin.
> Well, that answers my question.  It can be done, but with 
> manual kludges involved.  I was hoping to avoid such things.  
> Thanks for the response and insight.  I appreciate it!
> -- Rick Grashel
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