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Date:      Fri, 25 Jun 1999 16:03:47 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        "Christopher J. Michaels" <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: How do I check out from a local CVS tree?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bebdc3$81898ba0$>

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On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Christopher J. Michaels wrote:

> Hello,
> I have the whole CVS tree on my system, via CVSUP.  Someone had suggested
> that I could use cvs to pull the /usr/src and /usr/ports trees out of my
> local CVS repository.
> Is this possible?  If so, how do I do it, specifically I don't know how to
> specify that I want RELENG_3.  Pointing me to a FAQ page or specific message
> in the mailing list archives would be fine.

setenv CVSROOT /path/to/your/cvs/tree
cd /usr
cvs co src

> I can't seem to search the mailing list archives anymore.  The search works
> fine but the URLs to all the messages have odd characters, which return
> pages that don't exist.  (But that's another issue.)

man cvs

Did you pull the actual tree or did you run cvsup in checkout mode?

Doug White                               
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