The LFS Subversion (SVN) server provides services for all of the *LFS projects (and some others). The tree which we are interested in for BLFS editing is (unsurprisingly) the BLFS tree. A complete list of the modules which are available can be found using the interface at http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/browser/trunk.
There are two types of SVN access provided to the BLFS tree: anonymous read-only access which anyone can use and read-write access granted to active editors who have quantum accounts with membership in the appropriate groups.
To get anonymous access, simply use the following command:
svn co svn://linuxfromscratch.org/BLFS/trunk/
This will create a BLFS directory and copy the current working tree into it. When you wish to update your local copy (often called a sand box), simply cd into the directory and run:
For editors, access is slightly more complicated. You first need to
generate yourself an ssh key-pair. You then need to upload your
public key into your
on quantum. To generate the keys run:
ssh-keygen -t dsa
When prompted where to save them, it's probably best to leave them
id_dsa.pub) unless you already have ssh keys
there. You can use a null passphrase, but use of ssh-agent with a
good password is recommended. Having generated your keys, upload
~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub to quantum and move
on quantum. Your local copy
id_dsa.pub should remain untouched by this.
If your local userid and your quantum userid differ, you will need
to create a
~/.ssh/config file on
your local system with the contents:
Host svn.linuxfromscratch.org User <quantum-userid> RhostsRSAAuthentication yes
Once you have this setup, try to checkout the BLFS tree using:
svn co svn+ssh://linuxfromscratch.org/BLFS/trunk/
If this works, you'll get a nice trunk directory listing and you
have your own sandbox! You also have write access so from now on be
extra careful but note that no changes will be made until you use a
svn commit command.
As with anonymous access, you can update your local copy by simply changing into the appropriate directory and running:
Last updated by randy on 2007-04-03 14:00:09 -0600