AnonCVS access to cvs.monstuff.com
After going through my access and activity logs and noticed some people search for a cvs access to my repository. It definitely is more convenient than cvsweb when downloading a whole project.
The commands that should provide you access:
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/home/cvs/ login (and enter a blank password)
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/cvs/ checkout <project>
You can find the list of projects here.
Let me know if you have any trouble accessing it, by leaving a comment below.
I must say setting up pserver was a bit of a pain. The "passwd" configuration was easy, but then I ran into a problem with some environment variables, which was hard to debug because the service runs in its own context.
Also, I didn't figure out how to restrict the anonymous user's access right away. It turns out the "readers" file in the CVSROOT directory allows that.
Also, since the anonymous user isn't a system user, the "passwd" file in CVSROOT is used to have the process impersonate a real system user.
While on this topic, here are a couple interesting links about source control.
An explanation of the features a repository may support, in this case based on SourceGear's Vault.
A SubVersion design document, that explains the data model for the repository and provides a great overview of SubVersion's architecture.
A rather mysterious repository arch / larch that appears to be quite feature-rich, but I didn't get the time to play with yet. It used to be implemented with shell script, but a C version was more recently developed.______________________________________
I'd love to check out your code via cvs... however I appear to be receiving:
cvs [login aborted]: connect to cvs.monstuff.com(18.104.22.168):2401 failed: Connection refused
I guess you have closed access?
P.S. I agree, pserver is a pain.Posted by: Benjamin Lee (September 18, 2003 04:01 PM) ______________________________________
Just fixed it, after a forced reboot last week (power loss) I didn't restart xinetd manually and it was not set up to restart automatically.
I just verified that the checkout works, but there is a problem with updating:
cvs login: authorization failed: server cvs.monstuff.com rejected access to /home/cvs for user anonymous
This seems to be related to having a / (slash) after /home/cvs or not.
Always specifying "-d :pserver:email@example.com:/home/cvs/" is the temporary workaround.Posted by: Dumky (September 19, 2003 11:24 AM)