Configuring CVS to run with the IBM Integration Toolkit

Install CVS as a normal program by following the usual prompts. Not all versions of CVSNT are supported by Eclipse.


  1. Configure CVS by carrying out the following tasks:
    1. Create a directory on your computer, for example, on Windows - c:\CVSRepository.
    2. Start the CVSNT control panel.
      Select Start > Programs > CVSNT to see the icon on the desktop.
    3. Stop both the CVS Service and the CVS Lock Service.
    4. Select the Repositories tag, click Add and create a new repository.
      Note that no entry appears on the screen the first time that you do this.
    5. Use the ... button on the next window to select the directory that you created in step 1.a and click OK.
      Note that when CVS has finished formatting its repository the backslash in the directory name is changed to a forward slash.
    6. Select the Service Status tab and restart both the CVS Service and the CVS Lock Service.
  2. Enable the CVS Revision tag to be populated in the Eclipse Version fields in the IBM® Integration Toolkit.
    To do this on Windows:
    1. Select Window->Preferences
    2. Expand the Team section and click CVS
    3. Use the drop down in the Default keyword substitution: field and set the value to ASCII with keyword expansion(-kkv)
  3. Add the IBM Integration Bus file types to the Eclipse CVS configuration.
    To do this:
    1. Select File Content in the Team section of the window you opened in step 2
    2. Click Add and add msgflow as an allowable file extension.
      Ensure that the value is set to ASCII.
    3. Repeat the above procedure for the following file extensions that the integration node uses:
      • esql
      • mset
      • mxsd
      If you use CVS to store other file types, for example, COBOL copybooks add the appropriate file types as well.
    4. Click OK when you have finished.