Going beyond what CVS offers

Tuesday, May 1st, 2001 at 12:00 am | 292 views | trackback url

dyork, there’s actually a bit more to it than that. When I set up my CVS server (because SourceForge is still the most inept service I’ve seen to date to offer revision control), I started with cvsweb, until some serious security issues were found in it (both public and non-public issues). I moved to ViewCVS, and although it’s python, it’s much easier to manage.

Also, when setting up a cvs server that uses inetd.conf, and having more than 3-4 repositories can get tricky. I have about 40 repositories in my cvs now, for various things, public and private, and I had to resort to some trickery to get it working, both in CVS native as well as in viewcvs.

<hint>
#!/bin/sh
CVS="/usr/bin/cvs"
CVSARGS=" --allow-root=/cvs/repository_1  
          --allow-root=/cvs/repository_2  
          --allow-root=/cvs/repository_3 # .. n 
          pserver"
exec ${CVS} ${CVSARGS}
</hint>

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