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Re: CVS install Help

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: CVS install Help
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 08:49:41 -0500

Steve wrote:
> I installed CVS on box
> I wanted this to be my server.
> I then installed CVS on a separate PC
> How can I point to the X.X.X.5 machine?
> I setup the remote repository.  I specified a hostname etc.  I am not
> understanding what I need to do to the server side and client so I can check
> out files.
> btw: I used nt* as the network protocol on the .5 machine.
> What am I missing.  Obviously a lot.  Maybe a very simple test I can do for
> the server and then for the client to get me started.
> or is there a tutorial online?

For Normal CVS

> I am extremely brand new to this.  I need to get this working so people can
> begin checking out code and incorporate this with Eclipse.

Your starting to use Windows words I think, so you might be more interested
if you can run the cvs client on the command line try running 
cvs --version
if it reports CVSNT you are definitely more interested in their variant.

They have a mailing list described at:

> Please any help is extremely appreciated.  Even a book which I can buy is
> good.  I need a simple step by step guide to get the server and client
> working.
> Btw: Do I need to map drives?  I really don't want to do this.  I have
> programmers who cannot map a drive.

Correct, mapping drives (filesystem over network) is a BAD* idea under
either CVS.
*under all but most careful circumstances, and even there it worries people.
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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