A question about using CVSGrab

  • Faris

    Faris - 2006-08-30

    HI guyz..

      simply speaking, i have a linux Desktop at home.. but the main problem is that i dont have an internet connected to my desktop :( .. im using now a laptop at my office which have Windows XP Media Center Edition 2003.. i want to use "cvs" command to download some packages.. but the problem is:

    1st: im behind an HTTP firewall
    2nd: i dont konw how to use this program to excute the following commands:

    cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/xorg login
    cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/cairo co glitz
    cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/mesa co Mesa
    cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/xorg co app/compiz
    cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@anoncvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/xorg co -r xgl-0-0-1 xserver

    i did configure my cvsgrab to use -proxyHost and -proxyPort.. but i didnt know to excute the cvs command i mentiond before :(

    any suggestions..?



    • Shinobu Kawai

      Shinobu Kawai - 2006-08-30

      Hi Faris,

      CVSGrab does not actually do cvs calls.  It just simulated it by screen scraping the web CVS interface.

      First find the web CVS interface for your project.  For example, let's say it was http://anoncvs.freedesktop.org/cvs/xorg/

      Next, get the latest SNAPSHOT version from http://codehaus.org/~shinobu/CVSGrab/ (The current release 2.2.2 does not support the latest web interface versions.)

      Using the latest version, call CVSGrab with the following:
      cvsgrab -url http://anoncvs.freedesktop.org/cvs/xorg/ -proxyHost [your proxy host] -proxyPort [your proxy port]


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