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Re: Login problem using pserver

From: Paul Law
Subject: Re: Login problem using pserver
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:37:27 +0800

Dear Larry,

It works after I merged the two lines. Thank you very much for the pointer!

Paul Law

Larry Jones wrote:

> 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
> line.
> -Larry Jones
> Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend. -- Calvin

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