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Changing CVS repository name

From: Lars Thuring
Subject: Changing CVS repository name
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 09:27:57 +0100
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we want to use a new directory for our repository. It is currently
residing in


and using Red Hat 7.2. That repository is working correctly. It is a NFS
mounted directory.

The steps we take are

1) Rename the above to


2) Create a new dir called


3) Execute

        cvs -data /data/cvsrep init

4) Copy the passwd file from the previous repository.

5) We change the file /etc/xinet.d/cvspserver to point at the new location.

6) We change access rights, mainly to 775. Set the owner and group to
"cvs" which is also the user defined in /data/cvsrep/CVSROOT/passwd.
This is the same passwd file as in the previous repository.

7) Restarting

        /etc/init.d/network restart
        /etc/init.d/xinetd restart

Needless to say this doesn't work when we try to access the fresh
repository... regardless of what we do we get

        address@hidden lth]$ cvs login
        Logging in to :pserver:address@hidden:2401/data/cvsrep
        CVS password:
        /data/cvsrep: no such repository

This error message comes regardless of if we fake a user, use the
correct values and so on.

We suspected there was some config file which links directly to
/data/cvsroot, but a grep on the whole harddisk revealed nothing.

There is nothing in ~/.cvsrc on the client machines.

So now we are feeling rather lost (read stupid) having googled and
how-to'ed through anything we can think of - where is the problem?

Thanks in advance,

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