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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 00:37:50 +0400
From: Anatoly Pugachev <>
Subject: Re: update from cvs

On Sun, Aug 09, 2009 at 10:57:44AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 11:41:33AM +0400, Anatoly Pugachev wrote:
> > How do i update my /usr/src/world from the cvs tree ?
> Owl/doc/DOWNLOAD, also available via the web at:
> gives some basic information for accessing our FTP mirrors and anoncvs.
> As it relates to your specific question - namely, updating an existing
> local copy of the Owl CVS tree - you may do it as follows:
> su - build
> make checkout
> or maybe:
> su - build
> export CVS_RSH=ssh
> cd native/Owl
> cvs -z3 up -P
>'s password: <type anoncvs here>
> Lots of other variations are possible as well.
> Our "native" tree is quite small - just 2 MB gzipped - so if you're on a
> fast link, you may as well re-download native.tar.gz from one of the FTP
> mirrors.  And you do in fact have to access an FTP mirror in order to
> update the "sources" tree as well (which contains mostly the original
> tarballs of software that we use in Owl).  You may do it like this:
> su - build
> lftp
> mirror -Lev sources
> If you do not intend to rebuild Owl from source, you will need to get
> and keep up-to-date the RPMS directory for your architecture instead of
> the "sources" tree, like this:
> su - build
> lftp
> mirror -ev RPMS

well, docs (at and your
instructions suggest to use 'build' user, but my freshly owl openvz
install (from owl-current-20100323-x86_64.tar.gz template) have
sources:sources as owner for /usr/src (and below), so 'build' username
can't create any files in it's $HOME directory. And even giving a group
access as 'chmod g+w /usr/src/world' would not help (make will complain
of not ownership of a current directory). So I'm rebuilding as 'sources'
username now... Do we need to change docs so they will tell to use
'sources' username instead of 'build' now?


Anatoly Pugachev

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