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SubjectRe: Petition Against Official Endorsement of BitKeeper by Linux Maintainers
On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 03:30:03PM +0100, Roman Zippel wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 6 Mar 2002, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > I also prefer not to use Bitkeeper as long as possible for similar reasons
> > > and because it is too slow and clumpsy
> > > (although it is already very hard because often source is only available
> > > through it, e.g. for ppc or for 2.5 pre patches now -- hopefully this trend
> > > does not continue)
> >
> > The PPC trees are available through rsync as well.
> >
> >
> With rsync you get only the latest version, but not any previous
> version. For APUS I have to use bk to extract the ppc tree version I want
> to import, for m68k I only have to go to and grab the right
> patch.

Is the problem that you can't figure out how to extract all the patches
from BK so you can put them up for FTP? Here, I'll do it for you:

# extract all the patches from 2.5.0 onward.
bk prs -hrv2.5.0.. | while read x
do bk export -tpatch -r$i > ~ftp/patches/patch-$i

Larry McVoy lm at
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