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RE: CVS newbie setup questions

From: Charlie Wu
Subject: RE: CVS newbie setup questions
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 14:05:28 -0700

I'm trying to install cvs on solaris2.7 and am not able to get a file into
my repository.. I'm pasting the script here.. can someone help?



Script started on Tue Sep 18 14:02:39 2001
address@hidden/users/home11/cwu}: echo $CVSROOT
address@hidden/users/home11/cwu}: ls junk
address@hidden/users/home11/cwu}: ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x   1 cwu      other        174 Aug 16 20:11*
address@hidden/users/home11/cwu}: cvs add
cvs add: in directory .:
cvs [add aborted]: there is no version here; do 'cvs checkout' first
address@hidden/users/home11/cwu}: cvs checkout
cvs [checkout aborted]: must specify at least one module or directory
address@hidden/users/home11/cwu}: cvs commit
cvs commit: cannot open CVS/Entries for reading: No such file or directory
cvs commit: nothing known about `'
cvs [commit aborted]: correct above errors first!
address@hidden/users/home11/cwu}: uname -a
SunOS pepsi 5.7 Generic_106541-14 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-80

-----Original Message-----
From: David Taylor [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 1:25 PM
To: David Rasmussen
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: CVS newbie questions

I wouldn't be surprised if you're confused by the variety of answers you've
received. At the risk of confusing you further, I'll add this:

1 - The simplest way to setup CVS is to access a repository on a local
filesystem. Assuming, the CVS binary is in your PATH on the Solaris system,
can create a repository in the home directory of your Solaris account simply
logging in and typing "cvs -d cvsroot init". This will create a repository
the directory $HOME/cvsroot.  That's all you need to do, if you are willing
always transfer files from your home computers to the Solaris system (using
or whatever) and checkin/checkout to CVS repository from there.

2 - But if explicitly transferring files doesn't suit you and you prefer to
access the repository remotely, then I can tell you this: recently, I went
through the archives of this mailing list and did an informal analysis of
"Subject" lines. Questions on problems setting up CVS for remote access may
the most frequently-asked questions. Unless you're comfortable doing
of a network service,  it's likely that you'll run into problems.

I suggest first using a local filesystem (method #1) and getting familiar
CVS commands and normal operation, so you have a reference point,  before
attempting  remote access (method #2).  If local access doesn't work (e.g.,
you can't get the path to the CVS binary correct), then remote access won't
work either - but the error you get will probably be more baffling. So
the unknowns and first convince yourself that local access works.

good luck,

David Rasmussen wrote:

> Hello there.
> Can I create a repository at my university solaris system, locally on my
> account on the system, and use that repository from my portable computer
> from my stationary computer at home? How? I know nothing about CVS.
> David.
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