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Can you retrieve from SourceSafe on a Unix box?

 
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I have a production environment running in Unix and I was wondering if/how a UNIX box using ANT can get source code? Using a CVS connection?
The properties that are used for connecting to VSS need:
# VSS Specific properties
#root where files from VSS will be retrieved
vss.localPath=${build.home}/vssroot
# Release version label. Files with this version label will be retrieved.
#vss.release=Release0
# Login Id/Password used for VSS
vss.login=****,****
#VSS Project to be retrieved
vss.vsspath=/devhome
#Dir where ss.exe file is located
vss.ssdir=C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Visual Studio\\VSS\\win32
#Dir where vss srcsafe.ini file is located
vss.serverPath=//***/***
 
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Hej,
1. The quickest and most expensive answer to this question is for you to buy sourceoffsite and use the optional task that is provided by ant 1.5.1, you can get a trial version from www.sourcegear.com . I've never used it, but basically it can act as a socket gateway to sourcesafe, so any OS can access it.
2. Alternatively, and I'm not sure how much mileage you'll get out of this :- use wine to see if you can actually run the ss.exe
3. Migrate to a real source code repository like CVS
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A poorman's solution would be push all the source files in the VSS library to the UNIX box in a temp folder using some sort of script. Then run Ant and get files from that folder.
 
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