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

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

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:

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

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.


Anonymous said...

Thanx, just want i needed )

Laurent said...

Excellent tutoriel. Simple et efficace. Merci !

pollaiolo 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( failed: Connection refused

What can do?

Thank you!

slavko said...

Very good tutorial

Thank you!