Source control in a partially controlled environment -HELP!!!!

Source control in a partially controlled environment -HELP!!!!

Post by Daniel D'errico x751 » Wed, 15 Nov 1995 04:00:00

Howdy All!

What I am hoping for is some helpful advice in dealing with a situation of odd
yet seemingly sensible stuff.

The Sitch:
We are a software Development group  writing  code to run on top of a products'
operating system which happens to be a variety of UNIX.  The OS is not pure -
Its been hacked to an extent by the folks
working on their stuff  upstream of us.  We have no source control in this and
I do not think we really should.

As this thing is a variety of UNIX, it does have a number of files like
rc.stop,  rc.start,  rc.EEEYYYYAAAAHHHH  and rc.hate_trees.  These files
all suffer from being user configurable.  We get a distribution tape from there
once a month with new user files in them.

The Problem:
How are these user configurable files to be included in our source control system?  
I have thought of simply running some logical linksover from thier source tree to
our source tree.  We are using RCS.  I got a negative reaction on this
from folks here.

As this situation must have occurred outside, could someone please tell me what they did to get this beast under control??



1. Source control/Version control wanted

Where can I find a good (PD) source control/version control program
for UNIX?  We have an application with about 2000 subroutines, supported
on several UNIX platforms and woked on by several people.  We need a better
means of managing this situation.  All suggestions MOST welcome.

Please Email as I don't always have time to read this group.


Brian Wainscott  | "I want to get so close to Him that it's no big change


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