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Re: CVS on Samba

From: George Abraham
Subject: Re: CVS on Samba
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 10:00:27 +0530

Dear Steve,
Thanks for the details you gave on running CVS over samba. I had originally setup the CVS server on a GNU/Linux machine and tried accessing the repository over SSH using WinCVS. My main problem was the client configuration, which was bothersome, in which I had to export the SSH generated public key to the GNU/Linux server. If the developer wanted to checkout a file and work on it in another machine, the same procedure had to be repeated. I wanted to find a way out of that. ( If you have any suggestions, I'd be more than happy). The developers here are used to VSS, and they end up comparing CVS with VSS, without bothering to understand the CVS concept. They want the easiness of VSS, where a developer can use VSS in any machine. I've been trying to achieve that, and I was wondering whether some headway could be made using a Samba served repository. I tried that, and landed up in a lot of permission problems and locks. Any help would be appreciated. I am ready to try out anything.

George Abraham

Steve deRosier <address@hidden>

01/29/04 04:03 AM

        To:        George Abraham <address@hidden>
        cc:        address@hidden
        Subject:        Re: CVS on Samba


Putting the repository itself on a networked drive (Samba or NFS or
others) is generally not recommended.  Aparently there is a possiblity
with data loss.  If you're running a server anyway, I'd just run CVS
from the same server and do the checkouts and such via the client-server
style of using CVS via SSH or RSH (or pserver, but you didn't hear ME
sugest that ;) ).

We have a development server here that hosts both home directories
mapped via Samba (for those silly people here still using Windows), and
runs the CVS server.  Most people here actually keep their workspaces on
the Samba'd home mount and use a local client to do checkouts from the
CVS server.  So, the files in the workspace end up on the same machine
as the CVS repository, but we always use client-server to make it
happen.  Even when I work directly logged into the server via ssh, I use
pserver to do my checkouts; This lets me use CVS the exact same way both
locally and from my workstation via Samba.

This seems to work well for us.

- Steve

George Abraham wrote:
> Has anyone tried creating a repository on a Samba mounted drive?. Please
> share your experiences, and points to be kept in mind while doing the same.
> Regards,
> George Abraham
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