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Re: CVS for student shared projects

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: CVS for student shared projects
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 18:45:04 -0700
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On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 10:16:40AM +1000, Eddie Irvine wrote:
> Is CVS a good tool for group projects? I work at a university,

It's great for the set up you describe.

> I'm leaning towards CVS. Will probably set up a CVS server on 
> a seperate FreeBSD/OpenBSD or Linux box somewhere.

Good choices.

> I guess the only thing that causes me some concern is the password
> field - I'd rather get them from NIS or LDAP.

The easiest thing to do is completely forget about pserver.  Use
server mode of rsh or ssh.

Give each user an account on the machine in question (using either NIS from
a central server, or set up accounts locally).

You might want to play with unix group permissions as well, just so the
users don't accidently do something silly like nuke another groups archive.
(If they do their own, good for them.  Practical experience.  If they do
someone else's though...).  Also, if any air of competition between the
groups, might want to make it so they can't even read each other's
repositories (more for sake of competition than anything else).  LockDir
setting might be of interest here.

     Mike Castle      address@hidden
    We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.  -- Watchmen
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