How to use CVS?

I’ve been trying to figure out how to use the CVS to get newer builds, and I can’t seem to get it figured out…

I’ve been using Fedora Core for a little while now, but I haven’t managed to get into any of the heavier stuff yet (This includes CVS). The problem is that most tutorials I’ve found are about how to set up a new, local repository, rather than connecting to an existing one. Could anybody help me out, or at least point me to some resources?

cvs login
cvs -z3 checkout blender
cvs -z3 checkout lib/linux-glibc2.3.1-i386
cd blender

You’ll need to install cvs and scons if you don’t have them already, of course.

The first time scons runs, it creates a config.opts file, which contains the configuration that blender will build with - you might want to cancel scons after starting it the first time, and edit config.opts to make sure it is correct.[/quote]

But it doesn’t work for me (I’m a newbie and I haven’t had a single succesfull atempt at compiling yet)…

how to use cvs and linux to get the blender source

**all done from the terminal

  1. go to

  2. open a terminal and make a new directory, then go there

ex: mkdir blendercvs
cd blendercvs

3.copy and paste this line

cvs -d:pserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/bf-blender login

  1. press enter / when it asks for username press enter again

  2. copy and paste this line into the terminal

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/bf-blender co blender

press enter / the files will be downloaded to the directory that you created

once you have the files you need to compile them

how to do this depends on your distro

you must have scons installed

then just goto the blender directory in the directory where you downloaded the cvs files and from the terminal enter the command scons