export CVS_RSH=ssh cvs -z3 -d :ext:<username>@common-lisp.net:/project/<project-name>/cvsroot co <module>
Or if the project uses Subversion:
svn checkout svn+ssh://<username>@common-lisp.net/project/<project-name>/svn
To do passwordless commits read a tutorial on how to set up ssh-agent such as http://www.cs.utk.edu/~england/ssh.html
There are two ways. A short one for reasonably modern cvs clients and a longish one for older cvs clients.
cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anonymous:email@example.com:/project/<project-name>/cvsroot co <module>
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/project/<project-name>/cvsroot login <enter anonymous as password> cvs -z3 -d :pserver:email@example.com:/project/<project-name>/cvsroot co <module>
Or if the project uses Subversion, fastest first:
svn checkout svn://common-lisp.net/project/<project-name>/svn
svn checkout http://svn.common-lisp.net/project/<project>/
The latter method may be less efficient, however, should help users behind proxies and firewalls.
Or if the project uses Darcs:
darcs get http://common-lisp.net/project/<project-name>/darcs/<project-name>top
Please read Auto-nagging section of the the project-intro document.top
Nothing per se, but it probably does not mean what you think it means. The highly C-centric point of view of the LGPL makes a distinction between static and dynamic linking, but tells us very little about certain issues that are of paramount importance for Lisp users:
Whether or not these questions are answerable within the bounds of the LGPL is a matter of debate, but given that the interpretation is not clear we do not recommend using the LGPL license for Common-lisp.net projects. If you want to disallow all of the above use GPL, and if you want to allow some or all of them use LLPGL or MIT/BSD/X11 style licenses.top
Some firewall administrators are paranoid enough to disallow outgoing connections to the ssh port, but they often allow connections to e.g. the https port. For these cases, we have SSH running on non-standard ports on shell.common-lisp.net. The https port is the most common one that is left open, but sometimes others are open, too. So ssh on shell.common-lisp.net accepts connections to ports 22 (ssh), 23 (telnet), 80 (www) and 443 (https).
To find out which ports your firewall lets through, Try to connect to the ports in order:
telnet shell.common-lisp.net 21 telnet shell.common-lisp.net 22 telnet shell.common-lisp.net 23 telnet shell.common-lisp.net 80 telnet shell.common-lisp.net 443
If a port is blocked by the firewall, you'll see something like this:
$ telnet shell.common-lisp.net 443 Trying 184.108.40.206... telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
The error message may differ, depending on the firewall's configuration.
If you can connect to a port, you'll see something similar to this:
$ telnet shell.common-lisp.net 443 Trying 220.127.116.11... Connected to shell.common-lisp.net. Escape character is '^]'. SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_3.8.1p1 Debian-8.sarge.4
If you found a port number that works for you, put the following segment in the ~/.ssh/config file and substitute the port that you found:
Host common-lisp.net Port 443 # substitute the port number you found for 443. HostName shell.common-lisp.net
If none of the ports on shell.common-lisp.net work for you,
but you can connect to https web sites, you may be running
behind a transparent https proxy. In that case, software like
corkscrew (http://www.agroman.net/corkscrew/) may help you
connect to common-lisp.net.