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CVSTrac on Windows

CVSTrac compiles and runs now natively on Windows. Latest binary build can be downloaded here at attachments section (7-zip format).

CVSTrac Windows version supports:

Note: This Windows version doesn't yet run as standalone HTTP server. See CVSTracNT project below if you need this functionality.

Compiling CVSTrac Windows version

In order to compile CVSTrac Windows recent versions of MinGW (gcc 3.4 or later) and crypt (1.1 or later) need to be installed first. MinGW and crypt can be downloaded from:

CVSTrac also depends on SQLite and regex libraries that can be downloaded from:

Download the sources (CVS or minimum 2.0.2) as described in:

Before you run make make sure you fix the libraries paths in win32-mingw.mak files (INCDIRSQLITE, LIBDIRSQLITE, LIBREGEX).

When you have made appropriate changes in win32-mingw.mak, build the binary using:

  make -f win32-mingw.mak

After the build is finished you should find cvstrac.exe in the CVSTrac sources files folder. (You may rename it to svntrac.exe for Subversion mode)

Installing CVSTrac on Windows

Currently CVSTrac can be installed only as CGI module for Microsoft IIS or Apache HTTP Server. Native Windows builds doesn't (yet) run as standalone HTTP daemon.

Relatively to the versioning system used together CVSTrac, CVSNT or Subversion binaries need to be installed first before running CVSTrac. They can be obtained at:

Note: CVS or Subversion binary folders need to be added to system PATH.

Installing CVSTrac on Apache HTTP Server

Follow general Apache documentation to install CVSTrac as CGI module:

Installing CVSTrac on Microsoft IIS

It is possible to install cvstrac so it will be visible at nice URL like http://yourwebsite/tracker/YourProject/ on IIS with few easy tricks.

This sample shows how to do that on IIS 6 for Windows 2003/XP or later.

We will use adsutil.vbs from C:\InetPub\AdminScripts.

We assume that cvstrac is compiled into cvstrac.exe put in C:\pathtocvstrac\bin, also that we have some projects databases initialized in C:\pathtocvstrac\db using cvstrac init.

  Line 426, find:

    Case "STRING"
	    IIsObject.Put ObjectParameter, (ValueList)

  Replace with:

    Case "STRING"
	    ValueList = Replace(Args(2), "''", """") ' Replace quotes
	    IIsObject.Put ObjectParameter, (ValueList)

  Line 449, find:

    Case "LIST"
        ReDim ValueList(ArgCount - 3)
        For ValueIndex = 2 To ArgCount - 1
                ValueList(ValueIndex - 2) = Args(ValueIndex)

  Replace with:

    Case "LIST"
        ReDim ValueList(ArgCount - 3)
        For ValueIndex = 2 To ArgCount - 1
                ValueList(ValueIndex - 2) = Replace(Args(ValueIndex), "''", """") ' Replace quotes

  adsutil.vbs create w3svc/1/Root/tracker IIsWebFile
  adsutil.vbs set w3svc/1/Root/tracker/ScriptMaps "*,''C:\pathtocvstrac\bin\cvstrac.exe'' cgi C:\pathtocvstrac\db,1,GET,HEAD,POST"

  C:\InetPub\AdminScripts>adsutil enum w3svc/1/Root/tracker
  KeyType                         : (STRING) "IIsWebFile"
  ScriptMaps                      : (LIST) (19 Items)
    "*,"C:\pathtocvstrac\bin\cvstrac.exe" cgi C:\pathtocvstrac\db,1,GET,HEAD,POST"

... and from now we should be able to use cvstrac on IIS.


(There is also CVSTracNT project that is not actively developed anymore)

It is transitioned to Windows version with extra tools and an installer.

CVSTracNT is registered at SourceForge:

You can always download the latest version from here:

See also: CvstracNtIntroduction
by Jingyu Zhou( from China.