trying to copy of the xorg cvs repository with cvsup

Daniel Stone daniel at
Fri Mar 24 10:10:51 PST 2006

On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 12:47:04PM -0500, sean wrote:
> Okay, crying uncle..  trying to follow the instructions found here:
> And not having any joy in trying to clone the cvs repository.  The
> instructions have some obvious mistakes but after fixing them up and
> setting up a file named "xorg.up" with:
>   *default release=cvs base=/home/sean/xorgcvsup
>   *default delete use-rel-suffix compress
>   xorg
> And trying  "cvsup xorg.up", the following error comes up:
>   Connected to
>   Server message: Collection "xorg" release "cvs" is not available here
>   Skipping collection xorg/cvs
>   Finished successfully
> Anyone know what the proper collection and release values should be
> to grab the xorg xserver repo?   Alternatively, is there an easier way 
> to get a copy without having to use cvsup?

CVSup hasn't been around for a while now, because no-one who actually
knows/uses CVSup has set it up.

If you want the entire repository, you could use rsync:
rsync .

> P.S. the page shows both a "xorg" and "xserver"
>      repository; what's the difference between these two?

xserver is an old experimental project that's unimportant today.  All X
server development happens in xorg/xserver/xorg, basically.

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