[LAU] Updating without cvs or svn

alex stone compose59 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 14:35:18 EST 2009

I'll be home in a few days, so no hassle, but i've kept a note of all the
tips and tricks. It may be a good idea to do a bootable usb stick, and take
that instead. Seems to be a solution for not only updates, but emergency
boot as well.

Thanks for all the info and advice fellas.


On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM, Gabriel M. Beddingfield <gabriel at teuton.org
> wrote:

> alex stone wrote:
> > My problem is i have no net access for the laptop, so i'm reinstalling
> > everything with a constant transfer process with an install disk, and a
> usb
> > stick. (And i should say here i've installed Debian Lenny ppc, which
> worked
> A USB Ethernet adapter is, what... US$30?  In the past, I've been known to
> spend
> HOURS trying to invent a Rube Goldberg scheme
> (serial-to-morse-code-to-serial-to-ethernet chain) to avoid spending $30.
>  I
> usually regret it (and my family *always* regrets it).
> Just a suggestion... now on to what you asked....
> > Is it possible to simply download (Save as..., for instance) from an up
> to
> > date cvs or svn build, to an isolated download file, then transfer the
> files
> > to my usb stick, without using CVS or SVN to do so?
> YMMV on installing CVS, SVN, or Git on a USB stick... but it seems
> plausible to
> do.  I often have PuTTy installed on a USB stick so that I can SSH from any
> Windows computer without having to install software.
> 1. Subversion
> =============
> SVN has an export feature that you could use to download the latest copy.
> C:\> E:\bin\svn export http://path-to-repo/project/trunk E:\data\project
> To grab a specific revision, I think the syntax is:
> C:\> E:\bin\svn export -r 666 http://path-to-repo/project/trunkE:\data\project
> Alternatively, you could have a working copy on the stick:
> C:\> E:
> E:\> cd data\project
> E:\> E:\bin\svn up
> I've never tried to install Subversion on a USB drive.  Last time I
> downloaded
> the Windows version of Subversion, Collab.net appears to be doing stuff
> like
> asking for registration information, and offering a limited set of packages
> and
> install methods.
> 2. Git
> ======
> Git has a great deal of support for offline usage.  There's also a git-svn
> connect that provides a bidirectional connection to a Subversion
> repository.
> Also, if the server supports it, you can export any revision to a tarball
> using
> 'git archive --remote'.  There's also a command called 'git bundle' that is
> designed for exactly this sort of incremental and off-line updates.
> However, getting Git installed on Windows is a chore...  especially if
> you're
> trying to install it to a USB stick.
> Using Git with Mingw on Windows, watch out for repositories that (when
> compressed) approach 2GB.  (Not typical for a coding project, though.)
> 3. CVS
> ======
> Messs hatessses CcccceeeVeeeeSssssss.
> 4. PuTTy
> ========
> If you have shell access to some other computer (a university account, a
> friend's server, whatever)... you could much more easily set this stuff up.
> When you want to update things and download them, you can do it via SSH
> using
> PuTTY and PSFTP -- which I have installed on a USB drive very successfully.
> HTH,
> Gabriel
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