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Re: Login problem using pserver

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Login problem using pserver
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 10:55:38 -0500 (EST)

Paul Law writes:
> $ telnet 2401
> Trying
> Connected to
> Escape character is '^]'.
> Usage: cvs [cvs-options] command [command-options-and-arguments]
>   where cvs-options are -q, -n, etc.
>     (specify --help-options for a list of options)
>   where command is add, admin, etc.
>     (specify --help-commands for a list of commands
>      or --help-synonyms for a list of command synonyms)
>   where command-options-and-arguments depend on the specific command
>     (specify -H followed by a command name for command-specific help)
>   Specify --help to receive this message

That message indicates that CVS didn't get a subcommand (e.g., you typed
``cvs'' instead of ``cvs pserver'').  Looking back at your original
post, the problem is obvious:

           I have these two lines in the server's /etc/inetd.conf file:
           cvspserver  stream  tcp  nowait  root  /usr/local/bin/cvs
           cvs -f --allow-root=/usr/local/cvsroot pserver

That has to be one long line, not two lines.  If you check your syslog,
you almost certainly will find errors from inetd because of the second

-Larry Jones

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