Bug 68550 - It takes a fair amount of admin to get cvs to work client/server
It takes a fair amount of admin to get cvs to work client/server
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cvs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-07-10 22:27 EDT by Martin Jackson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-29 12:53:31 EDT
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Description Martin Jackson 2002-07-10 22:27:37 EDT
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Description of problem:
Red Hat should make it easy for users to set up client/server CVS.

Deficiencies as I see them currently:

1)  No default CVSROOT.  No guidance on where it should go, either.
2)  No /etc/profile.d scripts to set default CVS variables
3)  No /etc/xinet.d config file for client/server CVS
4)  No cvs password admin utilities
5)  No default cvs user

I recognize there are security concerns with client/server CVS but there are
with services such as FTP as well...the FTP servers come with xinetd config
files so they can be enabled/disabled by a knowledgable user.  The command
needed to start a CVS server from xinetd takes some digging.

I recognize this a relatively significant feature request and appreciate your
taking the time to review it.

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Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2004-10-29 12:53:31 EDT
not going to change unfortunately as there are no real standards to
cvs usage-- almost everyone sets up the service and default locations
differently. (see bug 59045)

the only thing that is under consideration is the addition of xinetd
files for the cvs server. that is addressed in a different bug (bug

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