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Re: How to upgrade CVS to latest Stable

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: How to upgrade CVS to latest Stable
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:42:43 -0400
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version wizard wrote, On 10/14/2008 02:39 PM:

Here is a cvs Newbee Question

I got a new cvs server from IT which has the following cvs version installed

 cvs --version

Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.11.17 (client/server)

Copyright (c) 1989-2004 Brian Berliner, david d `zoo' zuhn,
                        Jeff Polk, and other authors

I want to get the latest stable 1.11.23 and install on the server.
What is the best procedure to achieve this.
Please can you help/point me to appropriate document

The server info is
Linux ****************** 2.6.9-67.0.7.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Feb 27 04:48:20 EST
2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

thanks in advance

Probably the easiest way to get to 1.11.23 on an RHEL machine would be update to the latest fedora version, i.e., cvs-1.11.23-2.fc10.src.rpm[1]. However you should be aware that if you do that, then YOU are responsible for keeping an eye on fedora for updates[2] and keeping them up to date on your machines. So far in each of the F8 and F9 trees[3] cvs has only been updated once [Though it seems to me 14 should have also been released for f8.].

I BELIEVE that RH has been keeping up with the security patches on CVS, but keeping it at a stable version [seems a lot of 'enterprise' customers like not seeing even minor version changes for the life of a machine] number, so unless you want/need some new functionality you are PROBABLY best off keeping the RH version.

try `rpm -q --changelog cvs` to see what changes RH has made to their version of the cvs sources.

install the rpm
cd to the rpmbuild/SPECS directory, which is probably /usr/src/redhat/SPECS if you have not updated your .rpmmacros to a more sane place.
rpmbuild -bb cvs.spec
rpm -ivh ../RPMS/*/*

And note, that once the Fedora version you are pulling from goes EOL (13 months after release) you need to pull from the newest Fedora again.



Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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