cvs - Concurrent Versions System

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name: cvs
Package version: 1.12.13+real
Package release: 15
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 4.04 KB
Download size: 2.22 MB
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CVS is a version control system, which allows you to keep access to old versions of files (usually source code), keep a log of who, when, and why changes occurred, etc., like RCS or SCCS. It handles multiple developers, multiple directories, triggers to enable/log/control various operations, and can work over a wide area network. The texinfo manual provides further information on more tasks that it can perform. There are some tasks that are not covered by CVS. They can be done in conjunction with CVS but will tend to require some script-writing and software other than CVS. These tasks are bug-tracking, build management (that is, make and make-like tools), and automated testing. However, CVS makes these tasks easier. This package contains a CVS binary which can act as both client and server, although there is no CVS dæmon; to access remote repositories, please use :extssh: not :pserver: any more.



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    Source package: cvs

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install cvs deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install cvs


    • /usr/bin/cvs
    • /usr/bin/cvs-switchroot
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/README
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/clmerge
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/cln_hist
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/cvs2vendor
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/debug_check_log
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/intro.doc
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/pvcs2rcs
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/rcs-to-cvs
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/rcs2log
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/rcs2log.1
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/sandbox_status
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/
    • /usr/share/cvs/contrib/validate_repo
    • /usr/share/doc-base/cvs-doc
    • /usr/share/doc-base/cvs-doc-client
    • /usr/share/doc-base/cvs-doc-faq
    • /usr/share/doc-base/cvs-doc-intro
    • /usr/share/doc-base/cvs-doc-paper
    • /usr/share/doc-base/cvs-doc-rcsfiles
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/AUTHORS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/BUGS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/DEVEL-CVS
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/FAQ.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/HACKING.DOCS
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/HACKING.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/MINOR-BUGS
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/NEWS.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/PROJECTS
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/RCSFILES.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/TODO.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/cvs-paper.pdf
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/cvs.html
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/cvs.pdf
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/cvs.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/cvsclient.html
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/cvsclient.pdf
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/cvsclient.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cvs/writeproxy.rtf.gz
    • /usr/share/info/
    • /usr/share/info/
    • /usr/share/man/man1/cvs-switchroot.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/cvs.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man5/cvs.5.gz


    2014-10-07 - Thorsten Glaser <> cvs (2:1.12.13+real-15) unstable; urgency=low * QA upload. * Orphan the package.

    2014-07-08 - Thorsten Glaser <> cvs (2:1.12.13+real-14) unstable; urgency=low * debian/control: Move VCS-* fields to Alioth collab-maint git * Remove now-useless RCS IDs

    2014-02-16 - Thorsten Glaser <> cvs (2:1.12.13+real-12) unstable; urgency=medium * Add texlive-fonts-recommended B-D (thanks Norbert Preining) to fix FTBFS in sid (thanks Daniel Schepler) (Closes: #739138) * Policy 3.9.5 (no changes AFAICT) * Check distfile with upstream signing key (thanks lintian)

    2013-07-18 - Thorsten Glaser <> cvs (2:1.12.13+real-11) unstable; urgency=medium * Add workaround for eglibc crypt(3) returning NULL * If DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS contains “sanity” run testsuite after build * Drop obsolete texi2html B-D (thanks lintian) that was unused anyway

    2013-06-26 - Thorsten Glaser <> cvs (2:1.12.13+real-10) unstable; urgency=low [ Daniel Schepler ] * Use dh-autoreconf to regenerate configure script and avoid unnecessary compilation of mktime.c, which doesn't work on x32 as is. * Add texlive-latex-recommended to fix just another FTBFS [ Thorsten Glaser ] * Do not compress *.pdf files (cf. #704093) * Allow root to commit * Policy 3.9.4 * Make cvs.texinfo compatible with newer makeinfo (Closes: #711298) * Actually use a fixed mktime.m4 (Closes: #698908)

    2012-04-22 - Thorsten Glaser <> cvs (2:1.12.13+real-9) unstable; urgency=low * Fix watch file: mange Epoch away, too * Remove old conffile /etc/pam.d/cvs (Closes: #669957) * Policy 3.9.3 (no changes)

    2012-02-07 - Thorsten Glaser <> cvs (2:1.12.13+real-8) unstable; urgency=high * Brown paper bag change: (the testsuite) was corrupted during checkout of the packaging VCS in the -7 (all PASS again) * Bonus change: use hardening build flags; fix resulting warnings * Urgency due to riding on the previous upload’s security fix

    2012-02-07 - Thorsten Glaser <> cvs (2:1.12.13+real-7) unstable; urgency=high * Drop unsafe scripts from contrib, add NEWS entry for that (Closes: #658947) * debian/rules: cleanup (remove install/check, dh_installdirs; switch to dh_prep if extant) * Use -Wl,--as-needed for the link to appease dpkg-shlibdebs * Update maintainer scripts from template jupp (better comments) * Drop csh-using contrib script from package, with NEWS entry * Demote rcs2log(1) to contrib, add NEWS entry * Stop shipping a patch to rcs(1) with the binary package, ffs * Don’t ship either, it’s antiquated and not useful * Fix meaning of -rHEAD for the diff subcommand (with NEWS entry) * Make the testsuite again usable (full PASS) * Apply suggested patch for CVE-2012-0804 from Petr Pisar * Update lintian overrides

    2011-07-28 - Thorsten Glaser <> cvs (2:1.12.13+real-6) unstable; urgency=low * d/watch: mangle the +real away until 1.12.14 is out, as this is an artefact from the old (epoch 1) packaging * Demote mksh to Suggests, recommended (hah!) by many (Closes: #631110) (merges back 2:1.12.13+real-5ubuntu1) * Honour Policy §11.4; fix by YOSHINO Yoshihito (Closes: #631936) * Use upstream-source-in-CVS packaging, clean up * d/rules: Add build-{arch,indep} targets as aliases to build * Bring d/copyright more in sync with this distfile’s reality * d/control: Reword package description. (Closes: #631826) * If sleeping at exit, sleep another 20 ms (2 HZ), to avoid possible race conditions. (Should work around LP: #12230) * Update in sync with MirPorts 1.12.13-12 = MirOS BSD 0AAF.1 * Stop installing cvsbug(8), use reportbug instead