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January 16th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Hello everyone

I have been given a task to install and configure CVS(Control Version system) on linux server in such a way that every user with a user id and password in the network should be able to connect to CVS server where all code resides.Can anyone tell me the steps by which i can install and configure CVS to fulfill my boss requirement.

Thank you in advance.

January 16th, 2010, 03:29 PM
First up, I'm going to assume CVS is mandatory. If you have the option, get rid of it as its rather redundant and replaced by a plethora of leaner, meaner solutions. You should use a more modern technology, subversion is the easiest port but there's systems such as mercurial, git, etc. that are far superior to CVS.

If you can use subversion, setting up LDAP + apache is a doddle:

Sepcifically on CVS. You can use LDAP for CVS authentication:

Following that guide should get you what you want. users will then be managed in LDAP.

Here's a plethora of reasons for ditching CVS in favour of subversion: