EdgeCase EdgeCase - 1 month ago 12
Java Question

CVS Is Enabled, but Intellij Cannot Find It

I am trying to check a project out of a CVS repo. I have the CVS plugin enabled. According to the documentation:


  • IntelliJ IDEA comes bundled with CVS plugin. This plugin is turned on by default. If it is not, make sure that the plugin is enabled.

  • IntelliJ IDEA's CVS integration does not require a standalone CVS client. All you need is an account in your CVS repository.

  • CVS integration is enabled for the current project root or directory.



I think I have met all these requirements, but yet I get the following message when I try to browse a CVS repo, or checkout a project:

Cannot run program "cvs" CreateProcess error = 2, The system cannot find the file specified

In ~\IntelliJIDEA14.1.4\plugins\cvsIntegration\lib, I see the CVS jars.

I guess I can download an external client, but I'd love to get this working.

This is 14.1.4 on Windows 7

Thanks very much.

Answer

If you are using an :ext: CVS root, make sure you have the Use internal SSH implementation checkbox (in the settings of the CVS Root) enabled.