[cvsnt] CVSNT on Ubuntu Linux (was: Re: viewvc repecting cvsnt's ACLs)

Andreas Tscharner andreas.tscharner at metromec.ch
Mon Mar 12 12:29:02 GMT 2007

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Bo Berglund wrote:

> What I meant was that I read into your reply that maybe CVSNT was
> distributed with Ubuntu and was installed and therefore I wanted to
> know how I could check that. For example where could I find the Ubuntu
> version of the Windows CVSNT control panel in order to configure the
> CVSNT server?

cvs --version
on the commandline. It tells you, whether its GNU CVS or CVSNT...
> I hoped that configuration eiter was done automatically or that there
> is now a better way than finding some obscure text file and open it in
> a non-obvious editor (nano or vi or the like) to change the contents
> to get it going. I never could come to grips with the linux way of
> doing things inside text config files with no help whatsoever as to
> correct syntax, available options etc....

Well, but you have to...

The configuration file is

If it's the same package in Ubuntu and Debian, then it is not there, but 
instead you'll find a PServer.example which you can copy/rename to 
PServer. This file is very well documented and there is no problem with 
the correct syntax and the like, because every options is already there 
(with all possible values)
> But I guess it is still the same way.

Yes. If you want to change that and you're a programmer you may help me 
here: http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/cvsntlcp

Best regards
Andreas Tscharner                          andreas.tscharner at metromec.ch
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