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authorFrank Lichtenheld <frank@lichtenheld.de>2007-05-27 12:33:07 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>2007-05-29 07:11:22 (GMT)
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cvsserver: Note that CVS_SERVER can also be specified as method variable
Reasonably new versions of the cvs CLI client allow one to specifiy CVS_SERVER as a method variable directly in CVSROOT. This is way more convinient than using an environment variable since it gets saved in CVS/Root. Since I only discovered this by accident I guess there might be others out there that learnt CVS on the 1.11 series (or even earlier) and profit from such a note about cvs improvements in the last couple years. Signed-off-by: Frank Lichtenheld <frank@lichtenheld.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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No special setup is needed for SSH access, other than having GIT tools
in the PATH. If you have clients that do not accept the CVS_SERVER
-env variable, you can rename git-cvsserver to cvs.
+environment variable, you can rename git-cvsserver to cvs.
+
+Note: Newer cvs versions (>= 1.12.11) also support specifying
+CVS_SERVER directly in CVSROOT like
+
+------
+cvs -d ":ext;CVS_SERVER=git-cvsserver:user@server/path/repo.git" co <HEAD_name>
+------
+This has the advantage that it will be saved in your 'CVS/Root' files and
+you don't need to worry about always setting the correct environment
+variable.
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2. For each repo that you want accessible from CVS you need to edit config in
the repo and add the following section.