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Re: CVS/WinCVS Newbie

From: Dennis Jones
Subject: Re: CVS/WinCVS Newbie
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 14:06:22 -0700

I've seen some wierd things happen the very first time you run WinCVS.  I
don't know exactly what the problem is, but shutting down and restarting the
program seems to help.

In your case, I wonder if the program wants you to select a folder location
before continuing?  Maybe that's why the browse folder window keeps coming
up?  (I'm grasping at straws here)

The next thing that comes to mind is, check to make sure the home folder is
set.  See the WinCVS tab on Admin|Preferences.  A reasonable setting would
be something like "C:\".

You might also want to create a folder for where you want your checkouts to
go.  Then use View|Browse Location|Change to select that new folder.

Finally, make sure your repository server is configured for pserver mode.
If it is not, using the password server method won't work.

- Dennis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Geo Gaile" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 12:40 PM
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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