Title: How do I set up a CVS repository and access it from Eclipse and the isCOBOL IDE?

Question:

I'd like to set up a CVS repository and access it from Eclipse/isCOBOL IDE to use the Team development and project sharing features.
Can you point me in the right direction?

Answer:

Here are the actual commands I ran on Ubuntu Linux:

   sudo apt-get install cvs
   sudo apt-get install xinetd 
   mkdir /usr/local/cvsroot
   chgrp cvsusers /usr/local/cvsroot
   chmod g+w /usr/local/cvsroot
   cvs -d /usr/local/cvsroot init
   export CVSEDITOR=vi
   export CVSROOT=/usr/local/cvsroot
I had a directory named test_project with some files in it so I ran:
   cvs import test_project initial start
And to set up the client/server functionality I edited the cvspserver file:
   sudo vi /etc/xinetd.d/cvspserver
and added the following lines:
   service cvspserver
   {
        port = 2401
        socket_type = stream
        protocol = tcp
        user = root
        wait = no
        type = UNLISTED
        server = /usr/bin/cvs
        server_args = -f --allow-root /usr/local/cvsroot pserver
        disable = no
   }
Then I restarted the xinetd daemon:
   sudo /etc/init.d/xinetd stop
   sudo /etc/init.d/xinetd start

On Windows:

   set CVSROOT=:pserver:bagside@bagvapp:/usr/local/cvsroot
   cvs login 
   cvs co test_project
In the isCOBOL IDE and/or Eclipse:
  • Open the "CVS Repository Exploring" Perspective
  • Right-click and add a new CVS Repository
  • Put the following in the Host field:
    :pserver:bagside@bagvapp:/usr/local/cvsroot
    
    and it automatically populates the other fields.
The above assumes that you have created a group called "cvsusers" and you have added each of the users to this group.
If you already have a "devel" group with the correct users then you could change "cvsusers" to "devel" in the above commands.

There is a Wikipedia article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concurrent_Versions_System

You can read the pdf version of "Version Management with CVS by Per Cederqvist et al" at http://ftp.gnu.org/non-gnu/cvs/source/feature/1.12.13/cederqvist-1.12.13.pdf

Authored by: Veryant Support on Wed, Sep 2nd, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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