CVS Configuration Procedure – Install CVS – CVS Setup Guide



CVS Configuration – Install CVS

  • Procedure #1:-

Use rpm or up2date or yum command to install cvs:

for Redhat Use:-

rpm -ivh cvs
OR#    up2date cvs
for fedora use:-

yum install cvs
For Debian Users:-

apt-get install cvs

Create a CVS user#
useradd cvs
#     passwd cvs

Above command will create a user cvs and group cvs with /home/cvs home directory.
Configure CVS

Open /etc/profile and append following line:# vi /etc/profile
Append following line:
 export CVSROOT=/home/cvs
Save the file and exit to shell promot.

Make sure your /etc/xinetd.d/cvs looks as follows:

# less /etc/xinetd.d/cvsOutput:

service cvspserver
disable            = no
socket_type    = stream
wait                = no
user                = cvs
group              = cvs
log_type          = FILE /var/log/cvspserver
protocol          = tcp
env                 = ‘$HOME=/home/cvsroot’
bind                =
log_on_failure  += USERID
port                = 2401
server             = /usr/bin/cvs
server_args     = -f –allow-root=/home/cvsroot pserver

Note: Replace with your actual server IP address.

Restart xinetd:# service xinetd restartAdd users to this group (see this howto for more info)
# adduser username -g cvs

# passwd usernameClient configuration

Finally user can connect to this CVS server using following syntax:
$ export CVSROOT=:pserver:@:/home/cvs
$ cvs loginWhere,

* Login – username
* – CVS server IP

  • Procedure #2:-

1st Set CVS in /etc/profile as
export CVSROOT in .bashrc file

Creat a cvs directory
mkdir -p /home/cvs
cs /home/cvs/
touch Entries
touch Root
touch Repository
touch Templet

vi Entries
(should be empty)
then save and close.
vi Repository
edit as “./”
then save and close
vi Root
it shoud contain your path name…
eg:- pwd >> Root
save and quit
Vi Templet
edit BugID:
save and close
On Shell prompt
cvs init
cvs checkout ./
cvs add
cvs commit or ci

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