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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 17:30:25 -0500

Yanglong Zhu [mailto:address@hidden wrote:
> Jim.Hyslop wrote:
> >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? 
> >
> No. The behaviour is the same whether using command line or the GUI.
OK, that narrows things down - it means the problem is most likely in your
local configuration.

> >Is the
> >Linux terminal also using pserver, or is it using another method?
> >  
> >
> Yes.
Er, yes it's using pserver, or yes it's using another method?

Can you provide more details about your Linux connection - the one that

[retaining the rest of the message for the mail list's benefit]
> >[...]
> >  
> >
> >>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
> >error.
> >
> >  
> >
> I checked the environmental variables many times, including username. 
> All (including cases) are the same as far as I know. 
> Obviously, what I'm 
> wondering about is that something (an env variable) somewhere 
> in winCVS 
> I don't know. Yet I cannot find.
> Again I did have connection one time before, even checked out 
> a module 
> successfully. Since I have problems, I uninstalled, and reinstalled 
> WinCVS. Still, I have no luck of success. I'm quite puzzled.

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

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