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Configuring CVS and CVSUP on Linux


20) In the Authentication field select “ password file on cvs server”.

21) Now it is time to create to new modules. In Wincvs client go to

Create>>Import module. Select the folder from which you want to

create the module.

22) Then in “import settings” dialog box enter the module name as

whatever you want. Mention vendor tag and release tag appropriately. You

can also give log message that is associated with this module.

23) Now any other client machine access the same modules

24) To access the modules from other machines, open wincvs client in

that machine. Repeat steps 18 and 19.

25) Now click on Admin>>login. It will ask for the password.

Supply the correct password.

26) Then go to Create checkout module. In “ Enter the module name field

give the module name you created in the above steps”

27) In the field “local folder to checkout to” give the path of the

folder wherever you want to put your files.

28) Start using CVS as usual.

Installing CVSup server and CVSUP-client:

Background: CVSup is a tool that replicates multiple CVS repositories including the version information of the CVS files. CVSup requires modula-3 for compiling the and building.

First let us see how to install modula-3

Installing modula-3:

1) Download files ezm3-1.0-LINUXLIBC6-boot.tar.bz2 and

ezm3-1.0-src.tar.bz2 from


2) Unpack the two files. This will create directory \"ezm3-1.0\"

containing all of the source files.

3) Run command “ cd ezm3-1.0”.

4) Run gmake. (This step assumes that the application GNU make is

already installed on the system. This will come by default with RH Linux


5) Step (4) will take approximately around 10 minutes. This is enough

to install modula-3.

Installing CVSup server:

1) Download cvsup-16.1.tar.gz from http://www.polstra.com/projects/

2) Untar the sources: Run “gunzip cvsup-16.1.tar.gz” And then “tar

–xvf cvsup-16.1.tar”.

3) Run make.

4) Run make install. This will install both the CVSup Server and CVSup