How to Install CVS Version Control on Linux/Ubuntu


In this article let us take a look at how to install CVS Version Control on Linux/Ubuntu,

Step 1: Install CVS using the apt-get package tool,
# apt-get install cvs

Reading package lists... Done
..
..
Suggested packages:
  mksh rcs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  cvs
..
..
Unpacking cvs (2:1.12.13+real-27build1) ...
Setting up cvs (2:1.12.13+real-27build1) ...
Allowing use of questionable username.
Adding group `_cvsadmin' (GID 109) ...
Done.
Step 2: Install CVS Server using the apt-get package tool,
# sudo apt-get install cvsd
Reading package lists... Done
..
..
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  cvsd
..
..
Configuring cvsd
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The whole idea of cvsd is to serve repositories. Specify a colon ':' separated list of
repositories to serve. The location of these repositories is relative to the specified
chroot jail (/var/lib/cvsd) and should start with a '/'.

The repositories here should be initialized by hand with something like 'cvs -d
/var/lib/cvsd/myrepos init' after which passwords can be set with 'cvsd-passwd
/var/lib/cvsd/myrepos anonymous'. See the file /usr/share/doc/cvsd/README.gz for details on
creating repositories.
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..
if your cvs binary changes (new version) you should rerun cvsd-buildroot
invoke-rc.d: could not determine current runlevel
invoke-rc.d: policy-rc.d denied execution of start.
Processing triggers for systemd (245.4-4ubuntu3.15) ...
Repositories to serve: cvs-server


Step 3: Initialise the repo
cvs -d /var/lib/cvsd/cvs-server init


Step 4: Create User
cvsd-passwd /var/lib/cvsd/cvs-server user-name


Step 5: Login to CVS
# cvs -d :pserver:user-name@localhost:/var/lib/cvs/cvs-server login
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