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

Anthony Williams anthwil at nortelnetworks.com
Fri Apr 19 16:05:08 BST 2002

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"Paul Grenyer" <Paul.Grenyer at chorleys-communisis.co.uk> wrote in message
news:7A7AACCC920AD511BF510090273C27300123AAB0 at chorpcsrv001.localnet...
> > > > BTW, you should set up a repository prefix to get rid of the
> > > > drive letter
> > > > from the repostiory root, to make it easier to move the
> > > > repository (and for
> > > > easier interoperability with non-Windows clients)
> >
> > > I understand and agree with what you're saying, but how do I do it?
> >
> >
> > Open the Control Panel Applet, and select the "repositories"
> > tab; check the
> > box at the top, and use the "..." browse button to the right
> > of the empty
> > edit field to select the prefix.

> I'm not sure what you mean by selecting the prefix. I've selected the CVS
> directory and clicked OK, but I'm not sure if that is right or what to do
> next? I assume I have to change the CVSROOT on the client..? :-)

Sorry, I will try to explain better.

Say you currently have a cvs repository in d:\a\very\long\nested\path
If you set the repository prefix to "d:\a\very\long\nested" then the client
only needs to specify "\path" as the CVSROOT. If you create additional
repositories on this machine, they must also live under
"d:\a\very\long\nested" --- e.g. "d:\a\very\long\nested\secondrepository"
will have client-side CVSROOT \secondrepository

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