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RE: concept of web development with cvs

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: concept of web development with cvs
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 10:14:34 -0500

Gene Ballard [mailto:address@hidden wrote:
> Hi,
Greetings and salutations!

> I've read through the cvs documentation but I need help
> understanding the best way to approach my web project.
> Current Settings
> 1. Project - php/mysql shopping system currently running on a
> Linux test server.
> 2. CVS is loaded on the Linux webserver that runs the php
> project.
> 3. I have created a Repository on the Linux server in
> /usr/local/cvsroot
> 4. I have cygwin running CVS on my Win
> 2k PC. (friend said this was more stable than the windows gui
> for cvs)
Maybe, it may depend on which CVS GUI he's referring to (there are several),
but I've found the Windows command-line version of CVS to be quite solid.

> I'm trying to understand how to setup cvs for my web project
> so when we update a file, we can instantly  test it through
> the web browser. Do we move the website files into the
> /usr/local/cvsroot dir and point apache to these files? Or
> what's the best way to approach web development with cvs?
Check out the loginfo script: in
particular the section "Keeping a checked out copy".

> Also, when I "Checkout" a file from the cygwin command line on
> my Windows PC, I assume I will navigate to the file using my
> favorite editor, save my edits then push the file back to the
> server? I've been trying to connect to cvs on the webserver
> but it says, "No such file or directory".
We'll need a little more information to diagnose this, I think. Can you post
the exact command sequence you use, and the exact error message?

Jim Hyslop 
Senior Software Designer 
Leitch Technology International Inc. (<>) 
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (<>) 

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