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RE: cvs newbie seeks advice on best way to set up

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: cvs newbie seeks advice on best way to set up
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 09:19:28 -0400

Sticks wrote:
> we have a small php/mysql project and only two developers, 
> but we would 
> like to manage the project using cvs. we want to be able to 
> access the 
> repository managed by cvs through apache and we want to set up two 
> subdomains on our local testing server to point to our 
> working copies. 
> can apache be pointed to the folder containing the master cvs 
> repository?
No, because the repository files have a different format from the original
files. You'll have to keep an up-to-date copy checked out.

> if not, what is the best way to keep an up to 
> date version 
> of the project in the web server's document root?
It's in TFM:

> where is the best 
> folder to put the cvs repository?
Wherever you want to put it. With one caveat - the physical computer hosting
the repository should be running the same operating system as the computer
running the CVS server. In other words, no NFS or Samba mounts.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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