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run cvs client on iSeries

From: Masters, Matt
Subject: run cvs client on iSeries
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 17:01:35 -0500

How to get a cvs client running on an iSeries machine.



  • AIX cvs binary
  • .cvspass file from any OS (FYI - only tested with a pserver connection)



  1. Do a binary ftp transfer to the iSeries machine of the AIX cvs file putting the cvs file in IFS directory /QOpenSys/usr/bin
  2. Do an ascii ftp transfer to the iSeries machine of the .cvspass to your iSeries machine putting the .cvspass in your IFS home directory (Ex: /home/jsmith)
  3. Log onto your iSeries machine
  4. open qsh
  5. cp /QOpenSys/usr/bin/cvs to /usr/bin/cvs
  6. Good job, just remember if/when your password changes you will need to redo the ftp of the .cvspass to your home directory


Now anyone working on an iSeries machine can drop jcvs and use a real cvs client


NOTE: because iSeries qsh is not interactive like a UNIX/Linux system you cannot enter prompted information like when running cvs login this is why you ftp .cvspass.  So when committing files to include a message log you must use the commit “-m” option.







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