arch mirror of bugzilla CVS?

Luis Villa luis.villa at
Thu Dec 2 22:29:30 UTC 2004

On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 16:58:38 -0500, David Miller <justdave at> wrote:
> Luis Villa wrote:
> > Has anyone put up an arch[1] mirror of bugzilla CVS? I haven't played
> > with arch on any serious scale yet, but given that it attempts to make
> > cross-branch merges much easier[2], and cross-branch merges are the
> > biggest problem for those of us (kde, gnome, etc.) doing big custom
> > installations of bugzilla, it seems like a natural fit to make our
> > lives easier.
> >
> > So... has anyone looked at it? :) I might play with it some next week,
> > but I'm hoping against hope that someone may have already looked into
> > it.
> Unless there's been major changes to cscvs in the last couple months, it
> doesn't work real well with our repository.  Mozilla did too many weird
> things with the cvs repo, and it breaks cscvs left and right.  (I tried
> it once already myself).

I was afraid of this; all the comments:

under 'be ye warned' just seemed as if they were tailor made for bugzilla.
> That said, there *were* folks working on improvements to cscvs dealing
> with weird situations (Robert Collins I believe) but I don't know if
> that ever made it back upstream.

It doesn't appear that his tree is even available any longer, much
less developed :/

I have only one month away from work, I don't think this is enough to
learn enough cvs and arch to fix the problems :) Sad, it would be a
good solution for gnome (and I think others).


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