CVS is the Concurrent Versioning System. This is a version control system useful for projects using a central repository to hold files and then track all changes made to those files. These instructions install the client used to manipulate the repository, creation of a repository is covered at cvsserver.
Download (HTTP): https://ccvs.cvshome.org/files/documents/19/152/cvs-1.11.16.tar.bz2
Download size: 2.7 MB
Estimated Disk space required: 25.4 MB
Estimated build time: 0.31 SBU
Install cvs by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make install
~/.cvsrc is the main CVS configuration file. This file is used by users to specify defaults for different cvs commands, for example to make all cvs diff commands run with -u, a user would add diff -u to their .cvsrc file.
~/.cvswrappers specifies wrappers to be used in addition to those specified in the CVSROOT/cvswrappers file in the repository.
~/.cvspass can hold passwords to complete logins to servers.
The CVS package contains cvs, cvsbug and rcs2log.