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RE: Development snapshot tarball?

Perhaps you could try the wget utility from GNU
to access CVSWeb.  It has the option for recursive downloads and the options
to specify which directories to recurse on (so you don't try to download
other things).

Disclaimer:  I haven't actually used it, just seen people recommend it for
other things
similar to this.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Cedric Tefft [SMTP:shadrack@rocketmail.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 29, 2000 6:49 PM
> To:	openldap-devel@OpenLDAP.org
> Subject:	Development snapshot tarball?
> Greetings, all --
> I have been lurking for a couple of weeks and would like to start
> contributing to OpenLDAP development, but I have one pretty major obstacle
> standing in the way.  It seems that the development version is available
> only through CVS.  Unfortunately, my Internet access is heavily
> firewalled, and I can only do HTTP and single-file FTP retrieval, so CVS
> (and CVSup for that matter) will not work for me.
> From what I can tell, downloading an entire source tree through CVSWeb
> would involve riding the web browser for hours and hours -- downloading
> each file individually.  That would be such a fantastically
> labor-intensive process that it just isn't practical.
> So my question is, is there some kind of daily or weekly snapshot of the
> CVS repository available in a single file (tarball or similar format) that
> I could download through web or web-proxied FTP transfer?  If there are no
> such snapshots, would it be possible to set up such a thing?  Or maybe
> there is some other quick 'n easy method to get the latest development
> version that I'm not aware of?
> Oh, and before everybody suggests the obvious workarounds ... no, I don't
> have any other Internet access, I don't control the firewall/proxy
> configurations, and I can't influence the people who do.  In short, I
> either do this through HTTP (or web-proxied FTP) or I don't do it at all.
> - Cedric