[cvsnt] cvsweb problems

Eugene Kovelman EKovelman at mws.com
Wed Aug 7 15:51:24 BST 2002

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Hello, somebody help please !!! 

I have been at this for 2 days, this is the second time I attempted setting up CVSWEB, first time worked flawlessly, this time, it has been a headache.  Here is my environment.

CVS is a Windows 2000 Server

my repository is on 


my cvstemp directory is


my locks directory is 


I have walked thru the instructions about 5 times already, there is no issues running cvsweb.cgi to display the root, but once you try drilling down, I either get nothing displayed other then Previous link or I get the following :

Server error!
Error message: 
Premature end of script headers: cvsweb.cgi 
If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster 
Error 500

A weird part is that if I point cvsweb to a non cvs folder I can navigate the directory sturcture, but no files are displayed, however if a cvs folder is used if there are any files put there via cvs I get the above error.

I think this is some sort of a permissions issue on 2000, but I am either too blind to see right now, or I am going insane.  Please help.


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