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RE: CVS Setup Help Needed

From: Matt Keyes
Subject: RE: CVS Setup Help Needed
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 11:20:56 -0500

Here's more info (and yes, I'm somewhat lost here...):

1. I set $CVSROOT to be /cvsroot
2. I did initialize the repository, so there is a /cvsroot/CVSROOT directory
(with all the subdirectories under it that are created)
3. I haven't tried it in local mode...
4. I've been trying to connect via WinCVS, and I get the message equivalent
to the one if you incorrectly type cvs (or just cvs) at a console prompt
(not the whole usage message, just the first line).  Sorry, I'm at work so I
can't really get the message from here.

Like I said, I'm somewhat lost simply b/c this is the first time I've tried
to setup/use CVS.  Thanks for any help!


-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Jones [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 10:36 AM
To: Matt Keyes
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: CVS Setup Help Needed

Matt Keyes writes:
>       I'm running Slackware, I installed the latest CVS, and went through
> it up.  I set up the port as per the docs, and configured inetd.conf with
> the following:
> cvs -f -allow-root=/cvsroot pserver
> /cvsroot is a partition I have that will be dedicated solely to cvs.
> However, its not working.  I tried typing cvs-f -allow-root=/cvsroot
> while logged in as root from the console, and it just sits there until I
> return or type something and hit return, then spits back the following
> message:
> cvs [pserver aborted]: bad auth protocol start: <whatever I type before
> hitting return, or blank if I just hit return>

That's exactly what it should do.  You're running it in server mode, so
it expects to be talking to a client, not a person at a keyboard.

Have you initialized your repository?  Have you set $CVSROOT?  Does it
work in local mode?  In short, do you have any idea at all what you're
doing, or are you totally lost?  Give us some more hints so we have some
idea what to do to help you.

-Larry Jones

It's not denial.  I'm just very selective about the reality I accept.
-- Calvin

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