Question on CVS Branches
cswiger at mac.com
Sat Aug 30 09:11:30 PDT 2003
rebehn at antsrv1.ant.uni-bremen.de wrote:
> Quoting Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com>:
>> The documentation for CVS is not especially well-known for being inclusive.
>> Are you using CVS over SSH or in pserver mode? The first case requires you to
>> set up password-less SSH authentication via ssh-keygen, the latter uses the "cvs
>> login" mechanism.
> I use CVSROOT=:pserver:anoncvs at anoncvs.de.FreeBSD.org:/home/ncvs.
> Is it possible to specify the password on the command line with cvs login (it
> isn't secret anyhow)?
6-sec% touch ~/.cvspass
7-sec% cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs at anoncvs.de.FreeBSD.org:/home/ncvs login
Logging in to :pserver:anoncvs at anoncvs.de.freebsd.org:2401/home/ncvs
[ Use "anoncvs" for the password. ]
8-sec% cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs at anoncvs.de.FreeBSD.org:/home/ncvs co src
cvs server: Updating src
cvs server: Updating src/bin
> How exactly do i set up password-less authentication over SSH? I wont be able
> to create an SSH key and copy it over to the server??
In this particular case (specificly, a read-only anonymous CVS repository), you
can't use SSH.
If you were using your own CVS repository, or if you became a FreeBSD developer
with commit privileges, you would run "ssh-keygen" and create a RSA or DSA
keypair using an empty passphrase. You'd place the public key
("~/.ssh/identity.pub", "~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub", etc) in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys, or
mail your key to the admin or CVS repo meister of cvs.freebsd.org, depending on
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