Revision Control System#

For Windows systems#

You must install a command line version of RCS. An easy way to get a lot of Unix commands, is by installing the Cygwin package.

For Unix systems#

First check if you have RCS available:

which ci

If no ci binary is available, you don't have RCS. For Unix systems get the source from a GNU mirror in /pub/gnu/rcs, and install it in the normal fashion with "tar xvzf ...; cd rcs...; ./configure; make; make install".

- With Gentoo just use 'emerge rcs'. -- Jogi

  • A - When I tried jspwiki.pageProvider = RCSFileProvider it didn't work, even though the cgi-based wiki engine seems to be able to handle revisions. VersioningFileProvider works. -- MatthewSimpson Which version of Unix did you try this on? Don't try this on Windows unless you are a masochist. I've had very good success with the VersioningFileProvider on Windows (I assume Unix would be identical). --MichaelGentry It is Red Hat Linux release 7.1 -- MatthewSimpson

- I installed JSPWiki under Gentoo Linux 2004.4. I emerged rcs, but the RCSFileProvider does not work. The FileSystemProvider and the VersioningFileProvider are working fine. -- Jogi

Notably Solaris 8 ship without RCS (_AND_ it ships without a C compiler).