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= GNU Arch Repository =
 
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There is an experimental [http://www.gnuarch.org/ GNU arch] tree available which is likely to become the main repository soon.
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There is an experimental [http://www.gnuarch.org/ GNU arch] tree available which is likely to become the main repository soon. You may need to install arch. You can find a tar at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/gnu-arch/.  
  
 
== Anonymous access ==
 
== Anonymous access ==

Revision as of 15:11, 22 March 2005

GNU Arch Repository

There is an experimental GNU arch tree available which is likely to become the main repository soon. You may need to install arch. You can find a tar at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/gnu-arch/.

Anonymous access

You can check it out as follows (instead of tla you can also use baz):

  % # get gpg key for checking signed archives
  % wget \
      http://wiki.linuxbios.org/data/arch/linuxbios-developers-keyring.gpg
  % gpg --import < linuxbios-developers-keyring.gpg
  % # now do some one time registrations
  % tla my-id "John Doe <doe@example.com>" # Add your email address here
  % tla register-archive \
        ftp://openbios.org/pub/arch/linuxbios@linuxbios.org--devel
  % # now check out the archive
  % tla get linuxbios@linuxbios.org--devel/freebios--devel--2.0 freebios2
 

Developer Access

Prerequisites

If you want to get write access to the LinuxBIOS repository, you need the following:

  • GnuPG key (can be created with gpg --gen-key)
  • SSH v2 key (can be created with ssh-keygen -t dsa)

Preparation

  • Get the arch key I created for the import from CVS.
 $ wget 'http://wiki.linuxbios.org/data/arch/linuxbios-developers-keyring.gpg'
 $ gpg --import linuxbios-developers-keyring.gpg
  • Prepare GNU arch for LinuxBIOS
 # Set your default id:
 $ tla my-id "John Doe <doe@example.com>"
 
 # similar to cvs login, tell gnuarch where to find the archive:
 $ tla register-archive sftp://lxbios@openbios.org/srv/arch/linuxbios@linuxbios.org--devel
 
 # prepare gnupg signature checking:
 $ mkdir -p ~/.arch-params/signing
 $ echo "gpg --clearsign" > ~/.arch-params/signing/\=default
 $ echo "gpg --verify-files -" > ~/.arch-params/signing/\=default.check

Check out

 $ tla get linuxbios@linuxbios.org--devel/freebios--devel--2.0 freebios2

Working on the tree

Now you can start editing the files. The following applies for symlinks and directories as well.

  • New files are added with
 $ tla add filename
  • files can also be renamed using:
 $ tla mv fileA fileB
 
  • files can also be renamed using:
 $ tla mv fileA fileB
  • files can be deleted:
 $ tla rm file

When you're done editing/patching:

  • Look at your changes:
 $ tla changes

or

 $ tla changes --diffs
  • Check the tree:

You can do consistency checks on your tree with:

 $ tla tree-lint
 $ tla inventory -Bu

Check if your tree is current:

 $ tla missing

This will output a list of missing changesets in your local tree, ie:

 patch-15
 patch-16
 patch-17
 patch-18

In which case you should do a

 $ tla update

before you commit.

Commiting

Write a changelog. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE EMPTY CHANGELOG MESSAGES:

 $ $EDITOR $( tla make-log )

Commit your local tree

 $ tla commit

This will ask you for your gpg passphrase (and possibly your ssh key password if you set one). Then it will create a new revision in the repository.

Source code browsing

You can also browse the LinuxBIOS arch repository online.

Snapshots

To be done

Source code browsing

http://www.openbios.org/cgi-bin/viewarch.cgi

Mirroring the repository

This is very simple. Do:

 wget -m ftp://ftp.openbios.org/pub/arch

Which gives you a snapshot in time of the archive. To create a mirror usable by arch:

 tla register-archive linuxbios@linxubios.org--devel-SOURCE ftp://openbios.org/pub/arch/linuxbios@linuxbios.org--devel                                                          
 tla register-archive linuxbios@linuxbios.org--devel ~/{archives}/linuxbios@linuxbios.org--devel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 echo gpg --clearsign > ~/.arch-params/signing/=default
 echo gpg --verify-files - > ~/.arch-params/signing/=default.check
 echo linuxbios@linuxbios.org--devel--SOURCE > ~/.arch-params/signing/linuxbios@linuxbios.org--devel

To update the mirror with the most recent contents:

 tla archive-mirror linuxbios@linuxbios.org --devel

Just don't do this in an account where you plan to commit to the upstream archive.

Creating a branch you can edit in local archive

 tla tag -S linuxbios@linuxbios.org--devel/freebios--devel--2.0 you@yourarchive/freebios--devel--2.0

More on tla

CVS Repository (obsolete)

The CVS repository is maintained at SourceForge.net (project name "FreeBIOS"). A daily snapshot of the entire source tree is created nightly.


Or, to use CVS directly:

% cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.freebios.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/freebios login

Hit return when it asks you for a password (no password needed). Then checkout (or update) the freebios2 source tree:

% cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.freebios.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/freebios co freebios2


Snapshots

There is an archive of daily snapshots available at snapshots.linuxbios.org. There is a .bz2 tar file that gets updated when the CVS changes. Older snapshots are maintained as well.

Source code browsing

You can also browse the CVS source tree directly using the link below.