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Re: Connecting to Remote Repository using CVS

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: Connecting to Remote Repository using CVS
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 08:33:14 -0500
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Dwizz wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm a newbie to CVS, but so far from reading the manuals and looking
> through forums I've coped, but now seemed to have hit a brick wall.
> What I'm trying to do is connect to a server which has a project and
> ammend the project on my local machine and then save it. I believe I
> have a repository set up.
> My local machine OS is Win XP
> The server OS is NT
> the project is called project.
> On my local machine I go into the command prompt and enter:-
> C:\>cvs -d :servername: checkout -d /cvsroot/projectcvs project
> this gives me the error below:-
> cvs checkout: CVSROOT "servername" must be an absolute pathname
> cvs [checkout aborted]: Bad CVSROOT.
> Can anyone please help.

The -d parameter must specify the correct CVSROOT access method used.
Since your server is running on Windows NT, I gather you are using
CVSNT, not CVS. For comprehensive support on CVSNT, refer to:

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