[Cvsnt] Making Progress, not there yet (was Installing CVSNT and Connecti ng from Clients)

Paul Grenyer Paul.Grenyer at chorleys-communisis.co.uk
Fri Apr 19 12:18:41 BST 2002

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> WinCvs: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/cvsgui/WinCvs13b8.zip

Thanks, I have this now. :-)

> You should read my post on March 12 or thereabouts (can't
> find it myself now (have it at home)
> concerning how to do a fresh install of CVSNT and making it work.
> Look in the archives...
> Otherwise you may also look at the www.devguy.com site

I found this and the links to www.devguy.com. This is the documentation I
was already working from.

I've had another go at installing CVSNT, following the devguy instructions
and I think I've made some progress, but I'm not there yet.

I've gone for pserver again, with CVS passwords so as not to compromise our
NT passwords when the system is used over the 'net.

To do this I've set 'SystemAuth=No' in config and committed it to CVSROOT.
I've created a file called 'passwd' and put it in C:\CVS\CVSROOT (DevGuy
suggests calling it '.passwd', but that doesn't seem to work).

In my 'passwd' file I have the entries (not my real password of course):


The CVS documentation suggests there should be colon after 'anonymous', but
this doesn't seam to work, but it does work (almost) without the colon.

I've tried the following on both the server and a client machine:

I set a user variable called 'CVSROOT' to
':pserver:anonymous at Chorpcwks043:c:\cvs' and type:

cvs login

at the command line. This then asks for a password, so I hit enter and get
"cvs [login aborted]: authorization failed: server Chorpcwks043 rejected
access to C:\CVS for user anonymous". If I remove anonymous from the passwd
file, I get "cvs login aborted]: no such user annoymous in CVSROOT/passwd",
which suggests to me that CVSNT is reading passwd ok, but not granting
access for some reason.

If I change CVSROOT to ':pserver:paul at Chorpcwks043:c:\cvs' and use the
password 'mypassword' and run the same two tests as above, I get the same
results. I don't know why.

I am wondering if my CVS users don't have access to 'C:\CVS' for some
reason, but I don't have a clue how to grant it.

Has anyone had the same problem and can help?

Any suggestions, much appreciated!


Paul Grenyer

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