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linux client / NT server and misinterpreted $CVSROOT (ie user@host:c:/cv

From: Harry Slaughter
Subject: linux client / NT server and misinterpreted $CVSROOT (ie user@host:c:/cvs
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 01:40:25 GMT
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i have a proper pserver string in the format: ":pserver:user@host:c:/cvs"

i found one thread on this topic in another newsgroup and no other references
(including cvs/bugzilla), but i can't imagine i'm the only one having this 

the trouble is that when you use that format for $CVSROOT under linux, cvs
misinterprets "c:" and you get errors:

hlslaughter@hlslaughter-rh9:~/cvs/rcp> setenv CVSROOT 

hlslaughter@hlslaughter-rh9:~/cvs/rcp> cvs login
cvs login: CVSROOT may only specify a positive, non-zero, integer port (not 
cvs login: Perhaps you entered a relative pathname?
cvs [login aborted]: Bad CVSROOT: `:pserver:user@host:c:/cvs'.
Exit 1


i read that this bug was introduced with 1.11 (it doesn't exist in 1.10)

i've tried building 1.10, but it won't build on my system (RH9). and i can't
build the latest src RPMS from cvshome.org either (stupid new rpmbuild is a 

so i'm stuck with 1.11.* versions, and they all seem to have this same bug.

is there a workaround for it? i've tried putting '\' in front of various things.
that doesn't work either.


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