[cvsnt] Bundle of questions for CVS-Migration

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Wed Jan 15 10:52:31 GMT 2003

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On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 11:22:43 +0100, "Lucia.Kaeser"
<Lucia.Kaeser at helvetia.de> wrote:

>1) Do I have to deinstall the complete Server and WinCvs-Software before
>I install the new versions ?

Upgrading should work, but for such a large version jump for the
server I'd recommend uninstalling/reinstalling.  I'd expect WinCVS to
just upgrade.

>2) Is there anything to do with the existing repositories (we have
>three) or can the new version "handle" the existing data (I hope so)

There should be no changes needed, however I suspect your old build 27
predates things like impersonation and enforced file permissions, so
you might have to tweak the permissions a bit.  Also make sure that
any users listed in the passwd file either exist on the system or are
aliased to an existing user (early versions of cvsnt didn't enforce

>3) We use the pserver-protocoll - does the new version also use the
>passwd, readers and writers file on the server ?


>4) We used the pwgen.exe programm to encrypt our passwords - can we
>still use this program to add new users with their passwords?

You use 'cvs passwd' to change passwords in the later versions.
pwgen.exe still works, but isn't supplied as it's unnecessary.

>5) We used the tcl- Macros (tcl81.dll) - do the macros still work with
>this dll or do I have to install python ?

I'll leave that one for WinCVS experts.  AFAIK the answer is yes, but
I don't use macros so can't be sure.


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