• Subject: Re: Updates in CVS.
  • From: "Jason M. Felice" <jasonf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 18:07:03 -0400

On Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 02:32:15PM +0000, Phil Gregory wrote:
> Are there going to be CVS snapshots hosted anywhere?  I can't grab CVS
> stuff directly, due to a firewall, but I do have HTTP access.

I'm trying to work out a method to automatically generate snapshots if
anything changes over the course of a day; however, I need to work out
some security logistics -- as the CVS server is open for all free software
authors to use, I can't just trust the code, and one of the prep stages
includes running autoconf ... which runs user m4 macros.  m4 doesn't have
a 'safe' mode either.  I may or may not need to run 'configure' in order
to get a distribution tarball, which is even worse.

I'll have _something_ available soon, but I can't say for sure what.  Check
the CVS homepage http://cvs.cleveland.lug.net for announcements, as I don't
want to post everything about the CVS server to this list.

-Jay 'Eraserhead' Felice
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