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Old 10-25-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
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How do I know what packages in a CVS to get

As per this Area I am a newbie to linux...

My linux of choice is Xandros which is Debian based....

I need help in how to figure out what packages are needed from a certain site link below to make the program....

This is part of the answer I received from the creator of the program...

...Therefore no downloads are available for your distro, unless you are
comfortable building the packages yourself directly from CVS....

The link is cvs.sourceforge .net/

Can someone please help me in putting the pieces of this puzzle that I dont understand together....

Either someone telling me what to do or working together to get it working would be great....

Thank You
Old 10-25-2004, 02:02 PM   #2
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The CVS is a version system used for developement. In this system you can check out different version of the project at will.
The CVS work with projects in what they call modules. A module could have any name, for example "mozilla".
This module contain all files to build that module. To get you hands on a CVS version you use the CVS command to connect to the repository (in your case cvs.sourceforge .net/, and check out the module. Now the files are downloaded to your computer, you get your own working copy.

When you are involved in developement you check out the module, do your work and then commit your working copy, this makes the CVS server compare your version against the one on the server and the changes are recorded.

To get a hang about CVS I recommend a quick search with google.
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