Antwort: [cvsnt] Are CVSNT and CVSTrac compaible?

Markus.Gebhardt at Markus.Gebhardt at
Wed Jul 16 17:07:46 BST 2003

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I have cvsnt & cvstrac running here (Linux/Debian server), but I had to 
patch the sources a little bit. It's the old but still ongoing RCS tools 
stuff. CVStrac uses rcsdiff etc. that can't handle the cvsnt extensions to 
the RCS file format (author names with non literals...), whereas the 
RCStools that come with cvsnt (also named rscdiff..) are basically 
wrappers that call cvs; they serve the same need, but the options and the 
return values are not completely the same. I had to strip all "-v" options 
of the rcstool-calls in the cvstrac sources and recompile to get it 
working. Yet there is still one "bug" that only commits older than one day 
are found (since the rcs diff from cvsnt only returns diffs if the time 
span is at least one day - at least that's the reason in my opinion. 
However, I can live with that.

I also tried cvsmonitor - I got over the installation routine (perl skript 
executed via webbrowser) by faking the "cvs --version" answer that it 
expects, but then I can initialize repositories and add modules but can't 
browse them - the module is not found by cvsmonitor. Has anyone experience 
with that? 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / with regards

Markus Gebhardt

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Ori Berger <cvsnt-newsgroups at>
Gesendet von: cvsnt-bounces at
15.07.2003 20:31

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        Thema:  [cvsnt] Are CVSNT and CVSTrac compaible?

I want to upgrade a CVS installation to CVSNT. Thanks to Bo's
explanations that are posted regularly, I'm probably aware of all
repository movement issues.

I also use CVSTrac. It's an issue tracking software that interfaces
with CVS, through reading the repository file(s) and other CVSROOT
files like 'history'.

Has anyone tried CVSNT with CVSTrac? It should work theoretically,
but a confirmation based on practice would be greatly appreciated.


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