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RE: Difficulty connecting to CVS repos from winCVS

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Difficulty connecting to CVS repos from winCVS
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 11:20:08 -0500

Yanglong Zhu [mailto:address@hidden wrote:
> WinCVS newbie here. I can login to the CVS repository from
> Linux terminal fine. But cannot figure out a way to connect
> to CVS repos from winCVS 1.3.13 or 1.3.14 on a XP box.
Can you use the CVS command line client successfully on the XP box? Is the
Linux terminal also using pserver, or is it using another method?

> When I supposedly supply everything correctly to winCVS, I will get 
> cvs -d :pserver:address@hidden:/path/to/CVSrootDir login 
> Logging in to :pserver:address@hidden:2401:/path/to/CVSrootDir
> cvs [login aborted]: cvs: no such user
> Fatal error, aborting.
Double-check that the CVSROOT environment variable on your Linux terminal
matches the one on the XP box. In particular, make sure the case of the user
name is the same - if it's YangLong on the Linux box, then you'll get the

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (<>)
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (<>) 

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