Configuring CVS and CVSUP on Linux
Installation of CVS and CVSUP
Installing CVS on Redhat Linux 7.1/7.2/7.3
The following steps give simple steps to install CVS software on Redhat Linux 7.1/7.2/7.3
1) Download the tarball cvs-1.11.1p1.tar.gz from http://www.cvshome.com
2) Run “gunzip cvs-1.11.1p1.tar”. You will get file called
3) Then extract this file using command
“tar –xvf cvs-1.11.1p1.tar”.
4) Then go to directory cvs-1.11.1p1.
5) There you will find a file called INSTALL. Read it once carefully.
6) Now run the command “./configure.”
7) Build it using the command “make”.
8) Install binaries/documentation using command “make install”.
9) Now open file called /etc/services and add the following lines.
Cvspserver 2401/tcp # CVS client/server operations
cvspserver 2401/udp # CVS client/server operations
10) Open file called /etc/xinetd.conf and add the following lines to
Port = 2401
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = root
server = /opt/bin/cvs
server_args = --allow-root=/home/cvs -f pserver
env = HOME=/home/cvs
log = /var/log/cvslog
11) Space on both sides of = in the above file is a must.
12) Restart xinetd services by running command “ services xinted
13) Check whether CVS is running on the port 2401 by using the
following command “nmap 192.168.16.17 |grep 2401”. If the CVS server is
running correctly it will give output as “2401/tcp open
14) Suppose you want to put my CVS repository at /home/cvs. Then create
an environmental variable called CVSROOT which points to /home/cvs.
15) Create the actual repository by the command “cvs -d /home/cvs
16) Create a link to /etc/password to file called passwd.
17) Now go to the client machine and install the Wincvs available from
18) Open Wincvs window. Go to admin>>preferences.
19) At the ‘Enter CVSROOT’ field enter