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Debian GNU/Linux Reference Guide
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12.1.1 Installing a CVS server

The following setup will allow commits to the CVS repository only by a member of the "src" group, and administration of CVS only by a member of the "staff" group, thus reducing the chance of shooting oneself.

     # cd /var/lib; umask 002; mkdir cvs # [Woody] FSH
     # apt-get install cvs cvs-doc cvsbook
     # export CVSROOT=/var/lib/cvs
     # cd $CVSROOT
     # chown root:src .  # "staff" to restrict more for starting project.
     # chmod 3775 .             # If above uses "staff", use 2775
     # cvs -d /var/lib/cvs init # safer to specify -d here explicitly!
     # cd CVSROOT
     # chown -R root:staff .
     # chmod 2775 .
     # touch val-tags 
     # chmod 664 history val-tags
     # chown root:src history val-tags

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