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Re: CVS installation and setup

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: CVS installation and setup
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 00:44:07 -0800

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Katherine King <address@hidden> writes:

> I think I mentioned previously that I inherited CVS already setup, and
> we are now in the process of moving it to another server (need a
> bigger disk), and neither the UNIX admin or I are that familiar with
> CVS - I've been using it for a year now, and have become the team's
> "guru". Yes, everyone can run away scared now :)

Nah, only your users need to worry about it. :-)

> So, my question is, is there a dummy's guide for installing and
> setting up CVS, with a list of all the Is we have to dot, and Ts we
> have to cross? 

There might be interesting articles in the archive for the
info-cvs mailing list. It should not be a problem to move the repository
to a new machine. You get bounus points if you can call the new server
by the same name as the old server and use the same pathname to the
repository on the new server as compared to the old. It is a good idea
to move the repository when no one is actively using it, but you
probably figured that one out all by yourself. :-)

> The UNIX admin prefers to use the binary from, so
> this will be CVS version 1.11.5.
> Thanks in advance :)
> Katherine

If you plan on using :pserver: with that version of cvs, I suggest you
rethink your plan. Or, go ahead, but I suggest you read first.
(You might be mostly okay if you use :ext: mode.)

In general, we recommend using cvs-1.11.13 if possible (it was released
on 2004-02-13). If you need to build it, you should be able to download
a gcc compiler from your favorite site to build it).

You may wish to drop a kind plea to your friends at
to beg them to upgrade the version of cvs being made available to
something a bit more recent...

        Good luck,
        -- Mark
Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (FreeBSD)


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