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Re: CVS/root error (or warning) message

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: CVS/root error (or warning) message
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 18:18:46 -0500
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On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 02:48:26PM -0500, Mark Fraser wrote:
> I have set up CVS to run locally, all involving windows
> machines.  The repository is called 'cvsroot' and
> is being accessed as \\ServerName\cvsroot
> When (on the client) I set an environment variable like so:
> set CVSROOT=\\ServerName\cvsroot
> cvs co projectname
> It seems to work but I get the message:
> --------------------------------------------
>    cvs checkout: in directory \\ServerName\cvsroot:
>    cvs checkout: ignoring CVS/Root because it specifies a non-existent 
> repository \\ServerName\cvsroot
> ---------------------------------------------

It might be the backslashes.  It's been claimed before that you
should use forward slashes with CVS, even on Windows.

I don't know whether you can get away with "//ServerName" though;
never tried it.  If not, you'll have to map the server's drive
until you get the UNIX repo set up.


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