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RE: CVS/WinCVS Newbie

From: Jimmy Rimmer
Subject: RE: CVS/WinCVS Newbie
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 13:18:02 -0700

The problem is that WinCVS only works with Tcl/tk 8.11, not Tcl/tk 8.3.3.
The DLL files have different names for each Tcl/tk version, and so if you
don't have this exact version, it doesn't work.

It can be downloaded from

 Jimmy Rimmer, Software Engineer           address@hidden
"Keeping a positive attitude, if nothing else, will annoy enough people 
 along the way to make it worth the effort."                 --Lord Hep

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geo Gaile [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 12:40 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: CVS/WinCVS Newbie
> I am trying to connect to an existing CVS repository on a 
> UNIX box using
> a WinCVS client loaded on an NT workstation.
> I should have all the appropriate DLL files and Tcl/Tk 8.3.3. 
> So far, I
> have:
> * entered the root location of the browser to the folder in which I
> installed WinCVS,
> * entered the appropriate CVSROOT destination,
> * set authentication to the "passwd" file on the cvs server 
> (since I was
> given a user account and password),
> * left the default preferences for globals, port, proxy, and WinCVS
> When I first launch WinCVS, the following appears in the lower WinCVS
> window frame:
> CVSROOT: :pserver:address@hidden:/home/cvs/src/master
> (password authentication)
> TCL is *not* available, shell is disabled
> After attempting to login (selecting Admin > Login), the Browse for
> Folder dialog box appears with file trees highlighting the folder in
> which I installed WinCVS. After clicking Cancel on four 
> identical Browse
> for Folder dialog boxes, the following appears:
> *****CVS exited normally with code 1*****
> As a WinCVS newbie, I'm not sure where the problem is. I know the
> repository functions so I assume either the installation, 
> configuration,
> or other preferences are inaccurate. I have not been able to 
> isolate the
> problem.
> Can someone help?
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