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Old 08-07-2006, 01:23 PM   #1
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How to cvs


Hello,

I have a folder with some sourcefiles that needs to be compiled. I am doing this under the Kubuntu Livecd.

I have never cvs before so my question is... How do I do it?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 08-07-2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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Do you mean that the source files are in the repository and you want to get a copy of them on your box to work with? If that's the case you need to login to the CVS server and then checkout the files. For example:
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cvs -d :pserver:jrandom@cvs.foobar.com:/usr/local/cvs login
cvs checkout myproj
I recommend having a look through the tutorial at Open Source Development with CVS, that's where the example came from. You need to know what type of access the server supports (the example assumes pserver), your username/password, what your CVSROOT setting should be (the : pserver:jrandom@cvs.foobar.com:/usr/local/cvs from above) and the name of the module that corresponds to the code you want to work with (the myproj from above).
 
Old 08-07-2006, 02:17 PM   #3
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Hehehe, I meant Compile From Source, not Concurrent Versions System.

My bad I always thought cvs meant Compile From Source but that would be cfs.

So, how do I compile from source?
 
Old 08-07-2006, 02:25 PM   #4
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No problem - that's the risk with abbreviations, different meanings for different people Generally, compiling a package for your distro from sources is just a few steps:
Code:
cd source-folder
./configure
make
su -
make install
Those steps are common, but not the only way to do it - there should be a README file and an INSTALL file which describes how your sources need compilation. Can you tell us what the application is? Maybe someone else here has used it and has more specific advice.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 02:50 PM   #5
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There is nothing said about installing or compiling anything in the readme. I opened Konsole and went to the folder where the source files were in, then I tried what you suggested but Bash kept saying "Command not found". In Konqueror I made the files excecutable and even tried all the commands with sudo but it didn't work. There is a file called "Makefile".
 
Old 08-07-2006, 05:18 PM   #6
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OK - is the application part of Kubuntu? If so, can you tell us what it is so that someone who's compiled it can comment.

If not, since there's a Makefile, have you tried just running make? After that, try running make install - however if you have missing dependencies the compile will fail. The dependencies should have been documented in the INSTALL and/or README files...
 
Old 08-08-2006, 12:48 PM   #7
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I don't need to compile it anymore. I'm running a distri with the package pre-installed on it. Thanks for you time anyway!
 
  


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