I am trying to get a copy of some files from a repository and am having an issue with the last command they have listed on the website. Here is the commands they gave me.

$ touch .cvspass
$ echo "/1 :pserver:coralcvs@opencoral.mit.edu:2401/usr/local/coral-repository Atth0 y'tt" >> .cvspass
$ cvs -d :pserver:coralcvs@opencoral.mit.edu:/usr/local/coral-repository checkout -r <tag> opencoral 

The issue I am having is with the part of the last command. I keep getting an error that says:

bash: tag: No such file or directory

I am probably doing something incorrectly but I have tried looking at guides on how to use CVS commands and I am still confused. Could someone offer some assistance?

Also, I am running Fedora 20.

  • Do you really want to use cvs? I would be tempted to use git-cvs to pull in the full repository. Then use git commands. – Zoredache Mar 4 '14 at 20:36

<tag> is not supposed to be taken literally, it is a placeholder. This should be pretty self-evident reading the first paragraph under Download Source from the CVS Repository of the instructions on downloading OpenCoral from CVS.

  • I tried replacing <tag> with coral-3_4_8. Could you please give an example? – user2363217 Mar 4 '14 at 20:25
  • coral-3_4_8 works fine for me. cvs -d :pserver:coralcvs@opencoral.mit.edu:/usr/local/coral-repository checkout -r coral-3_4_8 opencoral – yoonix Mar 4 '14 at 20:42

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