How can I access the old CVS repository

HMDC houses a legacy CVS repository, we no longer create new CVS project repos, but old repos can be accessed using the following information:

First, find out which shell you work in, from a terminal prompt type the following:

echo $SHELL

If you see tcsh, type the following:

setenv CVS_RSH ssh

Otherwise type:

export CVS_RSH=ssh

Then type the following to checkout your repo to your current directory:

cvs -d <username><project> checkout <project>

Replace <project> with the name of your project and <username> with your RCE username.  For example:

cvs -d checkout zelig

CVS clients

There are a number of CVS clients available for Windows and Mac, and they fall in and out of development on a regular basis.   Mac OSX does have a CVS command line client available using "Homebrew".  See the Homebrew website for more information.  There may also be a number of GUI based clients available, searching using your favorite search engine should provide the most up-to-date results.