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Setting up CVS - newbie - help

From: Preston Crawford
Subject: Setting up CVS - newbie - help
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 17:14:20 -0800

I have decided to use CVS on Linux for developing a web application where I
work. The idea is to run a Java web server (Tomcat, etc.) on the Linux box,
along with CVS for version control. Now I have pserver up and running on
boot (it least it looks good so far). It's configured to start by xinetd
(the box is Redhat 7.2).

So now where do I go from here? I come from the Visual SourceSafe world
where I simply imported files into VSS via Visual Studio. Where do I start
getting my CVS environment setup? Do I need to create directories in my Java
web server path and import THOSE files? Or do I create a separate directory
just for source, import those into the system and then somehow publish OUT
of CVS into the Java web server directory where the application will reside.
This is the big stumbling block for me right now. I'm confused (since I've
only read limited documentation) as to what exactly is taking place when you
import a directory. So I'm not aware of where exactly that directory we're
importing should be located and what significance its location is really.
Any direction on this would be very much appreciated.

Lastly, I'm not sure exactly where my password is supposed to be stored. I
mean, I've tried using the following command structure from my Windows

c:\> cvs -d:\pserver:address@hidden:/mycvsrootpath init

And I get....

cvs init: authorization failed: server {mylinuxip} rejected access to
{mycvsrootpath} for user {mylinuxusername}
cvs init: used empty password; try "cvs login" with a real password

So I'm not sure exactly at which point I'm supposed to be passing the
password in.

Hope someone can help me. I plan on learning CVS better soon, but I'd just
like to get it up and running to prove proof of concept for what I'd like to
do (Use Visual SlickEdit with CVS).


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