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RE: Unable to connect to CVS: to Concurrent Versions System (CVS)

From: John Scott - Outlook
Subject: RE: Unable to connect to CVS: to Concurrent Versions System (CVS)
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 11:03:37 -0000

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> Sent: 07 March 2001 10:04
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> Subject: RE: Unable to connect to CVS: to Concurrent Versions System
> (CVS)
> Hi All,
> Could any one please help me out in knowing as to why I get 
> an error message
> cvs server: cannot open /root/.cvsignore: Permission denied

Try changing your inetd.conf entry for cvspserver so that the cvs command
reads something like (all on one line however):

cvspserver      stream tcp nowait root /mware/cvs/bin/cvs cvs -f
--allow-root=/path_to_cvsroot pserver

This will stop cvs pserver from trying to look at the files in the user's
home directory under which it runs (which is root before is changes to the
logged in user).

> while I am import Module/checkout Module from WINCVS 1.2 (Win NT 4.0
> platform) to CVSROOT repository(cvs 1.11) on linux platform.
> Note: I checked out the whole of the cvs server directories 
> but I was unable
> to find .cvsignore file.

There can be one called cvsignore in the CVSROOT module (without the .
prefix) and you can have one in your home directory called .cvsignore and
also in each sub-directory of each module for specific ignores for a given



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