Maintaining a partial cvs workarea

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at
Sun Aug 24 18:13:54 UTC 2008

Axel Thimm wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm keeping only a partial checkout of the packages, e.g. the ones I'm
> maintaining. Now I'd like to be able to cvs up and have all updates
> flow in, but if I do so cvs will want to get all other thousand
> packages in.
> Until now I'm using a poor man's solution with a for loop and
> pushd/popd, but it's extremely slow due to login in for each package.
> Is there a more clever way to get cvs up running w/o pulling in all of
> the cvsroot? I could probably manually edit CVS/Entries, but this feels
> a bit dirty. What are other packagers doing?

I do:

mkdir ~/CVS/
cvs co package1
cvs co package2

(just for reference of what is on my computer)

Then, to update all of my checkouts, I do:

cd ~/CVS
cvs up -d

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

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