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RE: Possible Spam: Re: CVS and SSH V2

From: Matt Doar
Subject: RE: Possible Spam: Re: CVS and SSH V2
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 08:50:17 -0700

> > :ext:address@hidden:22\appl\cvs\ole

I believe you have to use:


as the CVSROOT format (note extra colon and forward slashes). If you are
using the professional version of SmartCVS, it will generate the ssh
keys for you, which can be convenient.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> address@hidden On Behalf Of Todd Denniston
> Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 6:47 AM
> To: Liquidchild
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Possible Spam: Re: CVS and SSH V2
> Liquidchild wrote:
> >
> > Guys,
> >
> > I am trying to setup CVS and SmartCVS to allow communication with
> > other.
> >
> smartcvs has a mailing list which might help more.
> > I did not set up the CVS server, our admin team has done that.  So
> > is what i have been doing:
> >
> > I have installed SmartCVS and entered the following into for the
> > connection string:
> >
> > :ext:address@hidden:22\appl\cvs\ole
> >
> > using public/private key auth, with the private key file pointed to
> > the public copied into authorized_keys.  When I test the connection
> > using smart cvs it seems fine, then when i click next to enter a
> > modules i get an "io error with details null".
> >
> with regular cvs the troubleshooting starts with:
> in your case I think the command you want to try is something like:
> ssh address@hidden "cvs -v"
> or
> ssh -l gtx "cvs -v"
> > I am really hitting a brick wall with this stuff I have never had to
> > setup CVS with SSH before, I have even tried previous clients of
> > and get similiar setup, again I seem to be able to login to the
> > as its return command ran with 0, but when i try to checkout the
> > i get a "ksh: cvs not found error"
> This looks like the environment of the server does not know where to
> the cvs executable,  you might try smartcvs's equivalent of defining
> CVS_SERVER giving it the full path the the cvs executable the admin
> want you to use.
> >
> > This would imply its not loading the enviroment variables hences cvs
> > not on the path, which i think it does not do for ssh, ie does not
> > the .profile, but how do you get round this.  If indeed this is (a)
> > problem.
> you could try this (assuming the server is running a shell that
> bash
> scripts):
> ssh address@hidden "echo $PATH"
> ssh address@hidden ". /etc/profile;. ~/.profile;echo $PATH"
> ssh address@hidden ". /etc/profile;. ~/.profile;cvs -v"
> >
> > I am unsure if i am required to do anything on the client machine
> > either, i.e set any enviroment variables.
> >
> > As you can see any help would be appreciated, and if anyone has done
> > this before i would very much like to talk to them!
> Please keep responses to me on the mailing list, thanks.
> This is not intended to be direction to a gov contractor to do
> just a listing of information which _may_ answer the question which
> asked.
> --
> Todd Denniston
> Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
> Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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