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LyX version control in windows

Postby badou » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:51 pm

Dear all,

I am trying to use the version control in LyX.
In mac, I can install rcs 5.8 and make the version control work well.
However, when I am in windows, it doesn't work... I downloaded 5.7 rcs binary (really old) from purdue university and copied it in system32.
I can use rcs in command line. ci, co work.
However, LyX doesn't work properly. I can check out but not check in.

It says "some problem occurred while running the command ci -q -u -m"(no log message)" "xxxxx.yyy"

I tried this command ci -q -u -m"zzzzzz" "xxxxx.yyy" in the command line, it doesn't work.

Do you know why it happens?
Is it because rcs 5.7 is too old?
Where can i get rcs 5.8?



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Postby scottkosty » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:30 am

You might want to try LyX 2.1 beta which has been released and if I recall correctly contains some fixes for version control.

As far as RCS, see Help > Additional Features manual. Search for "version control". For LyX 2.1 I found:

Note that old DOS / MS Windows builds (5.7) need to setup environment variables in order to work properly with LyX. In particular time zone (TZ) should be set and more importantly RCSINIT in order to change default archive location ("SET RCSINIT=-x,v/") --- LyX expects archive to be found in file.lyx,v within the original document directory. See also README shipped with Windows RCS binaries.

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