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I read this in many posts. My question is, if, suppose if, I would like to try and install a CVS, may I find a description of the operation needed to make it work?
I made it sometimes: checked possible descriptions, never found any. Tried. Sometimes works, sometime no. This is not a trouble: the board for testing is not live. But, I would like to see a description of the operation intended to be normal for installing a CVS version.
Some well informed wrote: CVS is unsupported! :evil:
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It is bascially as if installing the beta. But the code is highly changing - meaning there are differences between each snapshot.

If you are competent with handling CVS directly you are able to checkout a clean module, install phpBB3 and do a CVS update from time to time to update the code. You also would need to track the checkin emails for database changes you would need to manually make. Also, you would need to run with the english language pack.

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Acyd Burn wrote: [...] You also would need to track the checkin emails for database changes you would need to manually make. [...]

Sorry! :oops: I cannot imagine what is this: checkin emails. Who wrote them? And where? :?
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It's this stuff
http://area51.phpbb.com/statcvs/#lastlogs

So for instance, to change the version of May 8th to the one from May 9th you'd have to do 15 sets of edits. Just for that one days difference. Then for the 10th you'll have another set of edits... etc etc....
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Kevin Clark wrote: ...So for instance, to change the version of May 8th to the one from May 9th you'd have to do 15 sets of edits...


Well you would use a CVS client to do the updating of the files. If you had made edits yourself you might have conflicts and then you need to understand how a diff & merge works.

As Acyd mentioned you need to do DB work manually so either learn to do diff of the schema and data file or subscribe to email checkin list and what for changes in these two files. The others CVS client update is enough ... with these two you need to manually mirror the changes to your DB.

EDIT: This is if you do a checkout, not from a snapshot.
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You can also visit the olympus wiki, which has a bit of documentation on using a CVS on your Localhost.

If you like Command line, you’ll love the CVS.
I run 4 CVS copies on my localhost for various actions, and created a cron that updates them twice daily.
Then I re-install 3 of them about once a week.
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