Getting a Copy of the CVS Repository
If you've never used CVS, you should read some documentation about it;
a useful URL is http://www.cvshome.org/
where you can find the
reference to CVS commands guide. Using CVS is not complex
but you have to understand what is going on. The best way to start is to ask
a friend to show you the way.
The basic informations described further on this page are detailled
savannah user doc.
The same applies to the Webpages Repository.
Anonymous CVS Access
This project\'s CVS repository can be checked out through anonymous
(pserver) CVS with the following instruction set. The module you wish
to check out must be specified as the modulename. When prompted
for a password for anoncvs, simply press the Enter key.
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/webcvs login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/webcvs co software/chinese/
When you update from within the module's directory (with cvs update) you do not need the -d option anymore.
Developer CVS Access via SSH (Version 1, RSA)
Only project developers can access the CVS tree via this method. SSH1 must
be installed on your client machine. If you have SSH version two, add
in your ~/.ssh/config file, even if you think that your SSH will switch to protocol 1 automatically. Substitute
developername with the proper value. Your
savannah password is useless for cvs. You have to register a CVS/SSH
Shared key in the Account Maintenance page for the machine from
which you run cvs.
cvs -z3 -d<developername>@subversions.gnu.org:/webcvs co software/chinese/
Developer CVS Access via Kerberos 5
Only project developers who also have a kerberos account on gnu.org
can access the CVS tree via this method. CVS with GSSAPI support must
be installed on your client
machine (--with-gssapi --enable-encryption configure flags). Substitute
developername with the proper value.
cvs -z3 -d:gserver:<developername>@subversions.gnu.org:/webcvs co software/chinese/
Symbolic Links in HTML CVS
Add a file named .symlinks in each directory where you want
to make symbolic links. Each line of the file list a real file name
followed by the name of the symbolic link. The symbolic links are
built once a day. For more information check the documentation.
Import your CVS tree
If your project already has an existing CVS repository
that you want to move to subversions, make an appointment with someone at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for the migration. You may want to read the Savannah administrator guidelines for this operation.
People living behind a fascist firewall can use the port 443 (https)
to access the CVS tree with the :pserver: or :gserver: methods.
cvs -d ...subversions.gnu.org:443/cvsroot...
If your project was using subversions.gnu.org before Savannah was installed, you should know that Savannah does not impose any action nor does it break anything in your habits. Please refer to the
generic mail providing all the information you
may need on this subject.
You may take a look at the Savannah FAQ:
How do I upload my homepage (CVS HTML)?