How to refuse stuff using cvsup
If you are cvsup‘ing, sometimes you don’t want everything.
That’s where a refuse file comes in. This article show how I used a
restrict the data transferred. For more information about cvsup, see the cvsup section of the topics age.
The FAQ is your friend
John Polstra is the gawd of cvsup. Check his FAQ at http://www.cvsup.org/faq.html,
which is where I found the answer for this quest. It contains a section dedicated to
What I didn’t want
When I was setting up a mirror, I was concerned about the bandwidth usage
as I’m on a pay-by-volume basis. My first thoughts were to restrict the incoming
data to english-only. So I deicided to avoid the docs, ports, www, and src sections
which dealt with other languages. Here is my refuse file:
# more /usr/local/etc/cvsup/sup.client/refuse doc/es* doc/ja* doc/ru* doc/zh* doc/fr* ports/chinese* ports/german* ports/japanese* ports/korean* ports/russian* ports/vietnamese* www/es* www/ja* www/ru* www/zh* data/es* data/ja* data/ru* data/zh* www/data/es* www/data/ja* www/data/ru* www/data/zh* src/share/doc/es* src/share/doc/ja* src/share/doc/ru* src/share/doc/zh*
The location of the file is important. The location needed for your situation is
explained within the FAQ reference listed above. I admit I had many problems gettting
my refuse file to work. I attribute that to my not reading the FAQ fully. Try