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RE: Watch add failing

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Watch add failing
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 14:07:48 -0400

Carter Thompson wrote:
> I checked the archives and Googled for "cvs watch add server aborted"
> to find out if the problems I've been experiencing with cvs watches 
> was known:
> cvs watch add filename
> cvs [server aborted]: unknown command: watch_add
> I've found multiple reports that this is a known problem in older
> releases of CVS, however no one has stated in which release it's
> been fixed.  I tried querying the issue tracking
> system without luck, does anyone know what release this has been
> fixed in?  I'll likely upgrade to the latest stable version but 
> I think my superiors would like to know in which release this 
> was fixed (not entirely sure why).

The NEWS file is available at

an alias to that link, in case the URL gets mangled in transit:

It appears to have been fixed in 1.11.3:

"Changes from 1.11.2 to 1.11.3:
* Fixed a bug that caused the server to reject most watch commands."

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

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