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Re: Setting up CVS

From: Fernando Silveira
Subject: Re: Setting up CVS
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 11:26:25 -0300
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Maybe you are thinking that it is set but it is not. If you're using "bash" and the command "set" to set it, it does not set the ENVIRONMENTAL variable. To set it use the command "export". Each shell has its own command ("csh" is "setenv"). To avoid this mistake, use the "-d" option telling your CVSROOT as in "cvs -d / ...".

Fernando Silveira.

Michael Satterwhite wrote:
I'm trying to setup CVS on a Linux box. I've created the directory for the
repository, and set CVSROOT. When I try to import a project, I get the

        cvs import: No CVSROOT specified!  Please use the `-d' option
        cvs [import aborted]: or set the CVSROOT environment variable.

Immediately after that, I display the environment variable and get the

        >echo $CVSROOT

Directory CVS *DOES* exist under / as shown:

        > ls -l /
        total 0
        drwxr-xr-x  2 michael users 48 2004-09-13 08:37 CVSROOT

What am I doing wrong? It appears that CVS is ignoring the CVSROOT
environment variable.

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