Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to CVS Instructions
Your CVS command is correct, but I don't see any of the things you're mentioning. The files in www/install haven't changed in the last 15 months, so I am positive they are the same as those in the 3.2.5 release. Also, the vast majority of the development is done on UNIX. I'm not seeing files with DOS end of lines. Which ones are you talking about?
Are you checking out into a fresh directory? Maybe your CVS is getting confused by an existing CVS directory.