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Old 04-19-2003, 07:54 AM   #1
ludwig W
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what is CVS?


I'm trying to install gIFT and in the first part of the documentation it says:
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Because giFT/OpenFT has not yet been released, you must retrieve the sources via CVS to use the program. If you don't have cvs installed, do it now, it's useful.
What is CVS and where can I get it?

(I'm running RH8 with a 2.4.20 kernel)

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Ludwig
 
Old 04-19-2003, 08:14 AM   #2
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cvs is a system developers keep track of their sources.
As it's opensource, you're free to download their sources from their cvs.
You probably can find the commands on that site you were on.
Example for enlightenment (to download the beta e17):
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.enlightenment.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/enlightenment login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.enlightenment.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/enlightenment co modulename
If you don't have cvs (the program) installed, get it on your cd's or on www.rpmfind.net
 
Old 04-19-2003, 08:17 AM   #3
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These are the guidelines for getting giFT from cvs:
2. Getting giFT/OpenFT

Because giFT/OpenFT has not yet been released, you must retrieve the sources via CVS to use the program. If you don't have cvs installed, do it now, it's useful.

Go to the directory you want to download the sources to and type: (the $ is used to indicate this is a shell command):



$ cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.gift.sf.net:/cvsroot/gift login



Just press enter when prompted for a password. You'll have to do this only once, after that cvs will read your password information from ~/.cvspass. Now type:



$ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.gift.sf.net:/cvsroot/gift co giFT



This will create a directory giFT/ and download everything you need (and more) into it.

from http://gift.sourceforge.net/docs.php...html#id2847031
 
Old 04-19-2003, 08:22 AM   #4
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thanks for your help,chaps
 
  


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