Sunday, December 6, 2009

how to install cvs on debian

Install the cvs follow these steps:
1.install cvs and cvsd

#apt-get install cvs cvsd

When configuring cvsd I was asked which repositories to serve. I typed ‘/cvs’.
This means my repository will be available at

2. initialize the repository

#cvs -d /var/lib/cvsd/cvs init

3. allow write access to repository

#chown cvsd:cvsd /var/lib/cvsd/cvs

4. allow history file to be written

#chown cvsd:cvsd /var/lib/cvsd/cvs/CVSROOT/history

5. add developer use account

#cvsd-passwd /var/lib/cvsd/cvs  kk

6.allow developer to write to repository

#echo "kk" /var/lib/cvsd/cvs/writers

After you've done that, your CVS pserver is ready to go. Now, from a remote system (in our case it is running Debian), you can access the repository.

#export CVSROOT=:pserver:username@servername:/cvs
#cvs login

From this point on you can use the remote CVS repository just like a local repository. You just have to try and remember to logout when you are done working with CVS.
#cvs logout
Assuming that you have a project held in a directory on the local machine which you wish to import simply run:
#cd ~/project
#cvs -d :pserver:username@servername:/cvs import -m "first import" project username release

Once this is done you can move to a different directory and try to check it out:
#cvs -d /home/cvs/ checkout project

If that works then you are done.

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