[cvsnt] History Enabling

David Somers dsomers at omz13.com
Tue Aug 1 10:26:40 BST 2006

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Alexander Zoernack wrote:

> are there any HOWTO outside that describes how to
> install/adjust/manage the audit feature on a linux server?

This is where Arthur will plug the CVS eBOOK that March-Hare sells.

Its fairly easy to get things up and running on Linux (and one day I should
really do a proper HOWTO - donations of Lavazza coffee will defiantly
encourage me to do so sooner rather than later).

Meanwhile, the gist is:

In the cvsnt tarball, you'll find the necessary SQL (IIRC in triggers/sql -
my gentoo ebuild puts these into /usr/share/cvsnt*) to generate the needed
tables - you'll need to replace %PREFIX% in the file as appropriate before
you use them (For postgresql %PREFIX% will be your Schema - and after
creating your tables you will want to apply some permissions to those
Tweak /etc/cvsnt/PServer with the database connection details.
Enable audit in /etc/cvsnt/Plugins

BTW, my own preference is to use PostgreSQL under Linux... its nice and
powerful, stable as heck, and with something like phppgadmin so easy to

Greetings from (rainy!) Luxembourg,


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