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Date:      Mon, 12 Jan 2009 08:58:36 -0700
From:      Tim Judd <>
To:        Stefan Miklosovic <>
Subject:   Re: creating own CVSup server
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Stefan Miklosovic wrote:
> Hi all,
> I decided to set up my own CVSup server just for my local
> network. After reading all related stuff I should find, I have
> solid knowledge about this issue but one thing disturbed my mind.
> My pc, server which I will mirroring from, is also downloading
> source tree from another server ( to /usr/src
> directory. I will download my src tree once a week.
> When I am going to set up cvsup server on my own, cvsup-mirror
> asks me, where I want to download files I just purchased. Default
> directory is "/home/ncvs".
> My question is, can be downloading directory /usr/src ?
> Which reason should I place downloading files to /home/ncvs for?
> Does it matter ? Can I serve my own src tree for other computers?
> Does it have to be stored twice?
> thank you
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You are mirroring the CVS source tree, you are not making a subversion 
server for your own stuff.

I've used this cvs mirror utility before.  You're mirroring a database, 
which has metainfo, versioning info, plus a whole lot more.  You can't 
simply dump this database-type of files into /usr/src and get your 
system to use them.  (There won't be a Makefile for example).

You need to store them to another location outside /usr/src -- 
/home/ncvs is a good place since the uid and gid that the cvs will serve 
as is called 'ncvs'

I'd keep progressing forward, leaving the defaults alone.

Good luck.

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