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LinuxPlanet: Using the Apache CVS Repository

Apr 14, 2000, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Coar)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"The Apache HTTP Server project keeps all of its source files in a central CVS source code repository. As changes are made, they are applied to this master repository; when a release is built, it is assembled from the same repository. But suppose you want to keep up with the latest and greatest Apache developments (and bugs), without having to wait for a release? How would you do it? That's what this article is all about."

"anonymous CVS
This method allows you to keep up by accessing a copy of the master repository. At least two systems currently make such copies at intervals and allow those copies to be accessed using a generic read-only account. This 'generic' account is similar to the 'anonymous' account used to access FTP repositories, hence the name 'anonymous CVS,' like 'anonymous FTP.'
Needs: a CVS client."

"tarball download
Synchonising with the sources this way is as simple as pulling down a compressed tar archive and unpacking it.
Needs: a Web browser, the ability to gunzip files, and a tool capable of reading tar archives."

"rsync
The rsync tool allows you to keep a local directory tree in sync with a remote one. In this case, you can use it to keep your local copy of the Apache sources in lockstep with one of the readonly copies of the master repository.
Needs: an rsync client."

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