Hope this is the correct place for this question...

Using 5.6 -- attempting to install modules directly from CVS using drupal handbook published commands:

cvs -z6 -d:pserver:anonymous:anonymous@cvs.drupal.org:/cvs/drupal-contrib checkout -r DRUPAL-5--1-0 -d moduleName contributions/modules/moduleName

And module version number info is missing from the admin panel module list...

I'm getting the modules fine -- (can turn them on an off). Ran update, and no joy. Version column is empty.

Any body else experiencing this?


(sorry if this is the wrong forum).


Shai’s picture

You need to use the CVS Deploy module when you checkout modules from CVS in order for for the module versions to display: http://drupal.org/project/cvs_deploy.

Alternatively, you can use the speed of command line checking out but not include the versioning files in the download. In that case, replace the word "export" with the word "checkout". In that case you won't need to install CVS Deploy.

For upgrading modules -- assuming you haven't edited the module files -- just delete the module and export the new version.



ExTexan’s picture

@shai... you said:

you can use the speed of command line checking out but not include the versioning files in the download

How would one "not include the versioning files" - do you mean the .info files in each module? I use drush to do my checkouts. Is there a way to do what you are suggesting with a drush command? I'm on Windows and have not been able to get CVS Deploy to work with my local sandbox, so I'm keen to find another solution.


ExTexan’s picture

So how does CVS Deploy work exactly? I downloaded it (from the CVS repo) and installed it. But I still have no versions showing on my modules page (except for core and my custom modules) and when I run the Available Updates report, it says:

Last checked: 0 sec ago (Check manually)

No information is available about potential new releases for currently installed modules and themes. To check for updates, you may need to run cron or you can check manually. Please note that checking for available updates can take a long time, so please be patient.

I couldn't find any additional menu options related to CVS deploy. Am I missing something?

WorkSite’s picture

I have also the same problem like you in CVS. Can any one help me.