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Re: ssh ?
Re: ssh ?
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 21:24:59 -0400
On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 02:45:55PM -0400, Ronald Edward Petty wrote:
> Where is a manual/tutorial on using and setting up ssh and cvs. Im am not
> using any windows or anything weird.
Oh, good. In that case I can help :-)
> I tried running pserver
Never used it, so I can't comment on these problems.
> So Im trying to avoid pserver, and just use ssh. Can someone
> point me to what to do.
Wise choice. OK, here goes:
1. Get ssh working on its own. In a terminal session on the
client, you should be able to type:
ssh $server date
and have it work. Until you get to that point, don't even
think about adding CVS to the mix. (NB: I'm using "$server"
as shorthand for the name/domain of the server machine.)
2. On the client, set the following environment variables:
CVS_RSH=/usr/local/bin/ssh # or wherever it lives
CVS_SERVER=/usr/local/bin/cvs # ditto
Note that CVS_SERVER is the *local* pathname, *on the server*,
of the CVS executable. It's used as the command to be
executed remotely by ssh. The client essentially does:
$CVS_RSH $server_host $CVS_SERVER server
The final argument, "server", is the only hard-coded element
of this command line. It's the CVS subcommand (in place of
"checkout", "tag", or whatever); it puts CVS into server
mode, accepting commands from the client. (The same CVS
executable contains functionality for local, client, and
3. On the client, check out a fresh sandbox:
cvs -d server:/path/to/repository checkout args
where "args" are the same arguments you'd give if you were
checking out locally on the server -- a module name plus any
If things don't work, one thing is to make sure CVS was built
with client/server operation enabled. It's enabled by default,
but someone might have turned it off at "configure" time.
| | /\
|-_|/ > Eric Siegerman, Toronto, Ont. address@hidden
| | /
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not
necessarily a good idea.
- RFC 1925 (quoting an unnamed source)
- ssh ?, Ronald Edward Petty, 2001/08/13
- Re: ssh ?,
Eric Siegerman <=
- RE: ssh ?, Chris Cameron, 2001/08/13