[TriLUG] cvs CVSROOT/modules
no-linux-support at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 8 14:20:44 EDT 2004
On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 01:37:25PM -0400, Tom Bryan wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 September 2004 01:12 pm, Mike M wrote:
> > hmmm. no account on the CVS repository server. If you don't have
> > an account on the CVS server then how do you know for sure the
> > tree looks like what you show above :-).
> >From what I gather, he has an account that he can use to test on the CVS
> server. When he tried to login using pserver, it didn't work. No surprise
> there; I don't think pserver is really configured.
> What he wants (I think) is to have users with no explicit account on the CVS
> server. They will connect to the CVS server and login based on their
> credentials in LDAP. I have no idea how that works. :-)
> It looks like he's not the only one who found this problem non-trivial.
yeah.....I dunno. pam ldap - isn't that what's used to authenticate
users when they....log in to an account?
Adding a user account on a machine is pretty easy. CVS works pretty well using
the ext method with ssh. Sourceforge creates an account for each
developer. You have to ssh to the account once to establish the key.
Seems to me that if CVS works at sourceforge then it ought to
be manageable at the enterprise level.
> I'm on the verge of recommending that they stop spending engineering dollars
> setting it up and migrate to Perforce instead. ;-)
How much do it cost? Pretty hard to beat the cost of CVS and SSH. And
it's pretty hard to beat the security of SSH. The support network for
CVS is vast and free too.
Moving forward in pushing back the envelope of the corporate paradigm.
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