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Re: Access problems with WinCVS-clients, when repository is installed on

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Access problems with WinCVS-clients, when repository is installed on LAN drive
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 09:34:41 -0500
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address@hidden wrote:

I'd like to establish a repository on a local network drive. In my
first try importing modules to the net drive I used the CVSROOT
:local:G:\CVS. Then the error message

I assume that if you are working with other people in this repository that after you get it setup you will only access the repository through methods like: :ssh: :ext: :pserver: , because :local: or :fork: access to a network drive with CVS is a bad idea under any OS and any version of CVS.

cvs [log aborted]: Local access to network share not supported (Use -N
to override this error).

came up. Neither in the options nor in the online manual of the
WinCVS-Client I found anything about activating this -N option by
default via the GUI. So I decided to use the :fork:-protocol. I was
able to import my modules error free into the repository placed on the
net drive G:\.

You are talking about the CVSNT version of CVS, their website and newsgroup will have better answers for the error (actually informative and very good advice) message. You would probably be best off never using that -N option to override it because multiple access to a network drive with :local: or :fork: with CVS is a bad idea under any OS and any version of CVS.

The CVSNT newsgroup is here:

Unfortunately, when checking out, updating or committing I get the
following error statements (examples):

a) with fork-protocol:

cvs -w -d :fork:G:\CVS checkout -P -- TTPowerPlant

cvs server: connect to failed: Es konnte
keine Verbindung hergestellt werden, da der Zielcomputer die Verbindung
verweigerte. (translated: unable to establish connection, target
computer denies the connection)

b) with local-protocol:
I get the 1st above mentioned error message, that I should use -N

The error advice to use the -N command-option helps to solve the
problem, that's good. But the bad thing is that I can only achieve it
using the command line. I'd like (and all the others developers here in
the LAN) like to use the WinCVS-client. So my question is:

How can do all the accessing command on the repository on the local
network drive using the WinCVS-client, without having this mentioned

Thanks for your help

System description:
WinCVS Version (Build 4)
CVSNT Version (Aug 19 2004)
Repository established on LAN drive
OS: WinXP Prof.
Python 2.4.3 (#69, Apr 11 2006, 15:32:42)

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