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Prepare a CVS Local Workspace

In order to use CVS to provide Version Control of the Packages in a model, you need to prepare a functional CVS working copy folder that can be accessed through an Enterprise Architect Version Control configuration within that model.

Prepare a CVS Working Copy Folder



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Ask your System Administrator to install CVS and create a remote repository, with a module that you can use to control your Enterprise Architect Package files.

Your administrator must create a username and password for you before you can make a connection.


Select or create a suitable directory to use as your CVS working copy directory.


Open a command prompt window and navigate to your CVS working copy directory. For example:

     C:\> mkdir myCVSWorkSpace

     C:\> cd myCVSWorkSpace


Log in to the remote CVS repository. For example:

     C:\myCVSWorkSpace> cvs -d:pserver:myUserID@ServerName:/reposPath login

Replace myUserID with your CVS username, replace ServerName with the name of your CVS server and replace reposPath with the path to the repository on the server.

A prompt for a password displays.


Enter your password.

You are logged in to the CVS server.


Perform the initial checkout of the CVS repository module, into the local working copy directory. For example:

     C:\myCVSWorkSpace> cvs -d:pserver:myUserID@ServerName:/reposPath checkout moduleName

(Replace moduleName with the name of the repository module that you want to check out.)

A subdirectory is created in your current working directory, with the same name as the module being checked out.

Any files already existing in the repository module are downloaded to the working copy folder as working copy files.


Verify that your CVS environment functions correctly.

Verify the CVS Workspace


  • Much of the process can also be performed (more simply) using the TortoiseCVS command 'Make New Module'