[cvsnt] protocol ssh - switch from cvs 1.12 to CVSNT

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Mon Sep 24 15:59:46 BST 2007

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The client environment variable CVS_SERVER (or is it CVSSERVER..?.) is
what defines which binary is used on the server, so if you have cvs 1.12
installed in /usr/bin/cvs and CVSNT server installed in /usr/local/bin
then setting CVS_SERVER=/usr/local/bin/cvs on the *client* before
connecting to the server should tell the server to use CVSNT not CVS...

1) CVSNT can use a CVS repository, but not vice-versa, once a change is
written to the RCS files CVS will no longer be able to use it
2) sharing a single sandbox betweek linux and windows users is not
recommended, eg: if it was checked out on linux (LF) then a windows
programs adds CR then it is committed the result will be a mess.
3) CVSNT Server has additional configuration files you will need to
configure before you can use it (/etc/cvsnt/Pserver).



> -----Original Message-----
> From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org 
> [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Stefan Bertels
> Sent: Monday, 24 September 2007 9:20 PM
> To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
> Subject: [cvsnt] protocol ssh - switch from cvs 1.12 to CVSNT
> Hi,
> I want to replace a Linux cvs server by CVSNT. Currently I use this 
> CVSROOT configuration: ":ssh;hostname=myserver:/cvsrepo" This 
> way it is 
> possible to have a common sandbox for some users (Windows login name 
> will be used). On some other machines I use 
> ":ssh;hostname=myserver;username=stefan:/cvsrepo".
> This works with CVSNT client (windows) and cvs server (Linux, 
> 1.12). I 
> did not have to setup anything on the server (like server startup or 
> inetd), so setup is very easy. Can I use this simple way (ssh 
> protocol) 
> for Linux CVSNT server, too? Are changes on any client necessary? 
> Because I want to test CVSNT first, I am looking for some easy way to 
> allow switching between cvs and CVSNT.
> With kind regards
> Stefan
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