1/25/08

cvs server on ubuntu gutsy

Note for my first time setting up cvs server on ubuntu gutsy. CVS, a version control system, allow you to work on sourcecode with your team. To install it on ubuntu, we need two packages from repos, cvs and the wrapper.

pnix@pnix-a7n:~$ sudo aptitude install cvs cvsd
[sudo] password for pnix:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
cvs cvsd
0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1756kB of archives. After unpacking 3973kB will be used.
Writing extended state information... Done
Get:1 http://th.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main cvs 1:1.12.13-8 [1669kB]
Get:2 http://th.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe cvsd 1.0.13 [87.4kB]
...
Building tag database... Done
pnix@pnix-a7n:~$

during installation it will ask for repository. I just say '/myrepos'.
next, create repos folder under /var/lib/cvsd and initialize it.
pnix@pnix-a7n:~$ cd /var/lib/cvsd
pnix@pnix-a7n:cvsd$ sudo mkdir myrepos
pnix@pnix-a7n:cvsd$ sudo cvs -d /var/lib/cvsd/myrepos init
pnix@pnix-a7n:cvsd$ sudo chown -R cvsd:cvsd myrepos
pnix@pnix-a7n:cvsd$

now add new user [change username to what you want]
pnix@pnix-a7n:cvsd$ sudo cvsd-passwd /var/lib/cvsd/myrepos pnix
/usr/sbin/cvsd-passwd: adding user 'pnix' to '/var/lib/cvsd/myrepos/CVSROOT/passwd'
Enter new password:
Retype new password:
pnix@pnix-a7n:cvsd$


login and checkout test

pnix@pnix-a7n:cvsd$ cd ~/tmp
pnix@pnix-a7n:tmp$ cvs -d :pserver:pnix@localhost:/myrepos login
Logging in to :pserver:pnix@localhost:2401/myrepos
CVS password:
cvs login: CVS password file /home/pnix/.cvspass does not exist - creating a new file
pnix@pnix-a7n:cvsd$ cvs -d :pserver:pnix@localhost:/myrepos checkout .
cvs checkout: Updating .
cvs checkout: Updating CVSROOT
U CVSROOT/checkoutlist
U CVSROOT/commitinfo
U CVSROOT/config
U CVSROOT/cvswrappers
U CVSROOT/loginfo
U CVSROOT/modules
U CVSROOT/notify
U CVSROOT/postadmin
U CVSROOT/postproxy
U CVSROOT/posttag
U CVSROOT/postwatch
U CVSROOT/preproxy
U CVSROOT/rcsinfo
U CVSROOT/taginfo
U CVSROOT/verifymsg
pnix@pnix-a7n:tmp$

Eclipse test
Eclipse come with CVS support build-in. To use CVS, change the perspective to CVS Repos Exploring. Right click in "CVS Repositories" view choose "New > Repository Location". Enter information for our new CVS server then click "Finish".
That's it. If nothing wrong we just create new repos location and ready for any project to share.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanx, just want i needed )

Laurent said...

Excellent tutoriel. Simple et efficace. Merci !

kix said...

Good tutorial but i have a problem:
when I post
cvs -d :pserver:pnix@localhost:/myrepos login

the answer is :
cvs [login aborted]: connect to localhost(127.0.0.1):2401 failed: Connection refused

What can do?

Thank you!

slavko said...

Very good tutorial

Thank you!