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RE: CVS Vitrual Project

From: Risman, Mark
Subject: RE: CVS Vitrual Project
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 15:45:18 -0400

I haven't tried it, but it sounds like that should work.

From: Rez P [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 3:31 PM
To: Risman, Mark
Subject: RE: CVS Vitrual Project

Bummer :(
So could I stitch together such a new project comprised of subfolders from other existing projects with their cvs subdirectories intact? And when the files in the new project are modified the changes will really happen to their place in the existing projects?

Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 14:47:06 -0400
From: address@hidden
To: address@hidden
CC: address@hidden
Subject: RE: CVS Vitrual Project

CVS looks at the "CVS" subdirectory of the working directory for its metadata, and among other things, that metadata tells CVS where in the repository to find the files you're checking out or in. This means that even with the symlink, the CVS file operations will be looking at what's in your "NewProject" directory for this metadata, not at projectXYZ or projectFooBar.
You could still go to the other project checkout directories and check in from there, but it sounds like that's not what you want.

From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Rez P
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 2:02 PM
Subject: CVS Vitrual Project

We're running CVS on a Redhat linux server and our users all use Windows machines either using CVS command line or WinCVS or TortoiseCVS.  I'm not clear on the CVS manual about this.  Is it possible to create or have a project in CVS that consists of only files(NO folders or subfolders) from other existing projects?



                File1 (a symlink to $cvsroot/projectXYZ/file1)

                File2 (a symlink to $cvsroot/projectFooBar/folder/subfolder/xfile)




                File N (a symlink to $cvsroot/project123/folder/subfolder/file123)


And users can check out this new project and once they modify the files in it, the updates would actually occur to the existing files in other projects where they point to?


Should such a project be created directly on the server with symlinks pointing to the actual versioned files with correct permissions configured. Or should it be configured on the client machine and imported to CVS as a project or module?  Could someone please give me detailed instructions or point me to a link.





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