[Cvsnt] problem with pserver/ntserver

Joachim Achtzehnter joachima at netacquire.com
Thu Dec 27 18:04:28 GMT 2001

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Matt Harp wrote:
> I have the server and client installed on the same machine. I went into the
> config and .#config files

Don't edit any of the files starting with ".#". You should checkout the
CVSROOT module, edit the files, and checkin again. If this doesn't work
yet because of configuration problems, just edit the files directly, e.g.

> the root is at c:\cvs_root (also shared as \\harpm\cvs_root).

Accessing a cvs repository via a shared drive is generally a bad idea.

> Now, I try the following from the cmd-line.
> cvs -d :pserver:harpm at HARPM:c:\cvs_root history -a -e
> cvs history: requires a path spec
> cvs -d :ntserver:HARPM:c:\cvs_root history -a -e
> cvs history: unknown method in CVSroot: :ntserver:HARPM:c:\cvs_root

Obviously, you were not running the cvs client that comes with cvsnt,
otherwise it would know about the ntserver method. Check whether you have
some other cvs.exe in your PATH.

On the other hand, you should be able to use any client as long as you
specify CVSROOT in a more standard (not cvsnt-specific) way. Try this:

  cvs -d :pserver:harpm at HARPM:/c//cvs_root login


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