Author: techfox9

cvs administration with pserver notes..

Friday, June 26th, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

To check for cvs with pserver configuration:

  • – Check that xinetd is installed
  • – Check file /etc/xinetd.d/cvspserver
    It should look like this:

    service cvspserver
    port = 2401
    socket_type = stream
    protocol = tcp
    wait = no
    user = root
    passenv = PATH
    server = /usr/local/bin/cvs
    server_args = -f –allow-root=/opt/cvs pserver

  • – Check that cvsnt is where the xinetd file (above) says it is
    (/usr/local/bin/cvs in this example)
  • – Check the cvs path (/opt/cvs in this example)
  • $ telnet cvsserver 2401 (or whatever port is specified in /etc/xinet.d/cvspserver file)
  • – Check the cvs passwd file in /opt/cvs/cvsroot folder.
    It should have an entry for the user.
  • – If the user is not in the cvs passwd file (in example: /opt/cvs/cvsroot/passwd)
    add the user with:

    $ cvs passwd -a user (it will ask for a password)

See for more info.

Config Manage, cvs


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