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  • December 10th, 2002, 03:18 PM
    Better to learn from here
  • November 27th, 2002, 04:10 PM
    Umm, this thread is dying but I'm still not CVSing onto a Windows box. The tree is not a file but a structure of files, presented by HTML links.

  • November 25th, 2002, 09:08 AM
    vass0922: When I click "Browse CVS Repository" on this page, I get a web structure that I can see is only HTML links to files. There seems to be no snapshot link, unless it is not called snapshot, but something else? Or .... I'm lost here.

    StrangerStill: "Nah... just put the downloaded cvs tree"
    but with this HTML setup, I do have to get each file, one by one, and as I get the files, I have to manually re-create the folder structures ...... I think.

    And that means that I'm fairly certain to suffer the outcome which nukes and Scott Tiger outlined.

    Newbie-ing right along, that's me.
  • November 25th, 2002, 08:35 AM
    Thanks all, I'm digesting (no, not compacting, I mean absorbing) all that is posted here.
  • November 24th, 2002, 10:45 AM
    Scott Tiger
    nukes has a really good point there... now this might sound really stupid since I've never done anything with CVS but if you can the files tarred from CVS then your permissions should be okay.. AFAIK tar will protect your permissions so long as you don't untar it in a Win32 box.

  • November 24th, 2002, 09:53 AM
    Using a windows box as a middleman can mess up permissions and such, I once spent AGES download Xfree 4.1 on a dialup, burnt it to a cd and it just wouldn't work. All the flags had been reset.
  • November 23rd, 2002, 11:53 AM
    you should be able to copy the folder onto a cd like anything else.
    then on your linux box just copy it. I'd keep the original files on the windows box in case you want to do an update cvs later on.
  • November 23rd, 2002, 11:51 AM
    Nah... just put the downloaded cvs tree into a .zip file then unzip it on your Linux box.

    Or if you're burning then yeah just copy the whole cvs tree to CD & copy it back off onto your home PC.
  • November 23rd, 2002, 11:49 AM
    Thanks Spooky.

    How do I do this... file by file?
  • November 22nd, 2002, 04:10 PM
    Yes you can grab the CVS snapshot on any box & then just pack it up & transport it to your linux machine. Then simply unpack it & build like normal.


  • November 22nd, 2002, 04:05 PM
    Originally posted by strangerstill

    Looks like it!
    Thank you!
  • November 22nd, 2002, 03:53 PM
  • November 22nd, 2002, 03:41 PM

    Linux: CVS without access to net at the linux box

    Ok, I gotta face one hard fact. I do not know how to deal with CVS nor with snapshots. My Linux box does not surf, does not network. Lets not go there.
    I can surf via 2 Windows PCs which each have burners in them: at work with a fat pipe behind the IT room, home is 56k dialup. Lets not go there, either.

    I want a program that is ultimately going to push my patience: it is CVS only and requires compiling and depends on 3 other programs.

    Ok, somehow I get the idea that I can download it to a windows PC, and burn it. Then I take that mess home and try the compile from there.

    Before I begin this 'certain to be a major fiasco', can I get a CVS via a windows box?

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