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setting up cvs and cvsweb....

From: bruce
Subject: setting up cvs and cvsweb....
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 00:49:16 -0700

(Hey... forgot to mention that we've looked at the usual
site..Google/ with mo real luck....)


I'm trying to install CVS and CVSWEB on a Linux RH8.0 box. I'm running

I think I have CVS working... but I'm not really sure!!!

I have CVSROOT set to --> :ext:address@hidden:/CVS

When I try to access CVSWEB from the web server, I'm getting an error
indicating an error:
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable
to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, address@hidden and inform them of
the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have
caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

within my /etc/profile, i have tried...
# CVSROOT=":pserver:address@hidden:/CVS"
# CVSROOT=":pserver:address@hidden:/CVS"
# CVSROOT=":ext:address@hidden:/CVS"

within /etc/xinetd.d/cvspserver.. i have
service cvspserver
    port        = 2401
    disable = no
    socket_type = stream
    protocol    = tcp
    wait        = no
    user        = root
#    passenv     = PATH
    server      = /usr/bin/cvs
#    env         = HOME=/home/CVSROOT
    server_args = -f --allow-root=/CVS pserver

I'm also trying to install Cvsweb.

My questions.... I understand that you really want SSH for the security...
But if I use CVSROOT="ext....", do I need to change the cvspserver
information, specifically the line that has pserver..???

If I don't use SSH... and just go with CVSROOT=\CVS, how does that change
the line that has pserver???

How can I actually test this to make sure it works!!!

Assuming I get this to work..what changes need to be made regarding CVSWEB.
I try to get CVSWEB running and I get a log error saying that the cvsweb.cgi
script is having an issue over an invalid character... I assume that I don't
have CVS actually running correctly....

I'd like to basically insure that CVS is running.. and then get CVSWEB
running... and then be able to access CVS via a remote server as well as a
remote browser running CVSWEB....

Any help/pointers/comments/criticisms/etc.. will be greatly appreciated...

If you've actually set this up and are willing to help walk me through this
process, I'd appreciate it... If you provide me with your contact
information, we'll give you a call back.

We're trying to get a better understanding/feeling as to how this should be
set up. We're trying to modify some docs for the app and it
uses CVS/CVSWEB....

Thanks for your time and for any help you can shed on this.....


Bruce Douglas
(925) 866-2790

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Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 6:06 PM
To: address@hidden; address@hidden
Subject: using the .rhosts file with CVS


I'm looking at seeting up CVS... I've seen some docs that state that you
have to set up a .rhosts file for CVS. Can someone/anyone tell me why????
What purpose does it serve? Is there another way of setting up CVS without
using the .rhosts file....

If it is indeed needed, can someone point to a detailed doc that actually
describes in basic detail how to setup CVS. I have a Linux RH8.0 system...



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