Dominic Mitchell dom at
Tue Feb 13 09:06:10 GMT 2001

On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 01:42:10PM +0000, Jason Corcoran wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am trying to down load Mozilla source via cvs. I have set my cvsroot as 
> stated on the link and tried to do a 
> cvs checkout mozilla
> But it just sits there.
> I down loaded a front end of CVS and it asks me for a password, username is 
> anoncvs, I leave it blank and again it just sits there. Could anyone point 
> me to any error logs or tips I should try.

When it's just sitting there, it's probably recusring through the entire
directory structure on the other end to work ou what it should be doing.
It does take a long time.

You might want to make sure that you access the repository withe "-z9"
if you are working over a modem link, which may help a little.  To make
this the default create a ~/.cvsrc file, which contains the line "cvs

It's long been one of my pet peeves with the mozilla project that they
don't support cvsup, which is a far more efficient mirroring tool.  :-(


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