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Re: using NFS from homogeneous (almost) systems

From: Frederic Brehm
Subject: Re: using NFS from homogeneous (almost) systems
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 11:24:21 -0500

I asked:
What are the pros and cons of using NFS to access the CVS repository
between systems that are similar? What if the OS version isn't
exactly the same?

We have been using CVS like this for a while. I would like to
know if it is worth setting up a cvs server on our file server. The
sysadmin has to do this and be comfortable with it because he is the
only one who can login to the file servers.

Todd Denniston answered:
An easier method, to implement and thus more worth setting up, might be rsh to
one central box that has access to the repo dir. If you already use rsh/ssh
between machines in the office it is fairly easy to just change everybody's
$CVSROOT to point to ":ext:open_machine_name:/path_to/repo" also you may need
to set $CVS_SERVER if for some reason the server's cvs binary is not found on
the path provided to the shell.

Thank you all for your suggestions. Todd's suggestion seems like the best fit for our environment. It's also easy to set up. We have a workstation picked to use as the primary CVS server for our repository. I will put a commitinfo script to check the hostname and warn people to change their CVSROOT if they are checking in from another machine. At some time in the future (after we have fixed up everyone's CVS/Repository and .cshrc or whatever), that warning will turn into an error.

Fred Brehm, Sarnoff Corporation, address@hidden

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