I installed the CVS program from apt-get too. Now I'm reading through the online docs and am at http://www.livejournal.com/doc/server/lj.install.install_files.html
I ran the following command
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/home/cvslj co livejournal
It seems to be getting stuck at this point in the transfer.
cvs server: Updating livejournal/varAm I doing something wrong? How can I fix this problem and continue with my installation? Thanks for any help!