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Re: CVS checkout with remote repository question

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: CVS checkout with remote repository question
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 12:55:39 -0500
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On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 01:39:36PM -0800, Terry Spafford wrote:
>       cvs checkout -d <new_directory> -r <branch> <cvstree>
> But now, the CVS tree is on a remote box and it's a whole new ball game.

Client/server, I presume.

> I have tried to do the exact same command as listed above and I'm 
> getting the following error:
> cvs [server aborted]: absolute pathname `new_directory' illegal for server

Don't specify <new_directory> as an absolute pathname.  Instead,
have your script "cd" to its parent and specify the simple
directory name.  That is, instead of:
        cvs co -d /home/somebody/sandbox [other args]
        cd /home/somebody
        cvs co -d sandbox [other args]
This might also work:
        cd /home/somebody/sandbox
        cvs co -d . [other args]
People on the list talk about it, but I don't think I've ever
tried it, so there may be quirks I'm not aware of.


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