[Cvsnt] Installing CVS server for NT for the first time and I don't under stand Item 1b of the readme.nt

Joel Lemon JLemon at point-inc.com
Fri Feb 8 19:59:49 GMT 2002

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Bo Berglund wrote:
Subject: [Cvsnt] CVSNT server for NT and WinCVS 1.3B6 clients
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I will give some views from my horizon, but first of all: Please switch off
HTML formatting when communicating via an email list like this one. It is a
real pain in the butt and it spams the list. I will remove the many HTML
lines at the bottom of this message to make it a bit more manageable....

Hi Bo;

Thanks for your reply to my questions. I have found them very informative.

I apologize for the html setting on my mail. I have changed my mail format
from html to plaintext.

Bo Berglund wrote:


Back to business:

1. Installing CVSNT in the WinCvs folder...
I can't imagine why you are even contemplating this step! Stay as long away
from this idea as possible! They use different compilations of cvs.exe for
one thing.... The CVS system works as a client/server system. You install
CVS server (CVS-NT in the case of Windows NT) on a server machine, which is
sitting in a server room and never touched by human hands (at least seldom).
And you install WinCvs on the clients.


Bo, Let me include the readme.nt that came in the CVS server for NT Version, and then You can maybe see where I came up with the step in

Here is the section from the readme.nt. Please direct your attention to step
1b in the readme.nt file.

Please explain to me what 1b is trying to communicate to the individual
installing the CVS server for NT on the server.



CVS server for NT

1. Installation of the CVS server

	If you are using the precompiled version installation is simple -
just click on the
	cvsnt.exe installation program.

	To setup the server use the cvsnt control panel to install the
service, then add the
	locations of your repositories.

1b. Installation of the cvsnt inside the WinCVS application folder (WinCvs
1.3 and higher only)

	The NT server is supported by WinCVS 1.3b3 or better.
	copy the cvsnt cvs.exe into WinCvs\cvsnt.exe.
	copy the cvsnt cvs95.exe into WinCvs\cvs95.exe.
	In the preference dialog select 'cvsnt/95 (cvsnt server)'

2.  Use of the command line client
	If you are using an NT or Windows 2000 client, use is preferable to
use the cvs.exe supplied, as this is full
	version which supports all features of the NT server.
	Windows 95/98 clients should use the cvs95.exe, which is a stripped
down version.  This will not attempt to 	use NT security procedures
or usernames, and so may not be as useful when used with :local: mode
(client/server mode is generally unaffected, as authentication is done on
the server).


Joel Robert Lemon 
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