[cvsnt] Errors using the cvs ls command on CVSNT servers from WinCvs

Kevin Jones kevinj at develop.com
Wed Aug 21 09:48:33 BST 2002

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This is interesting, because I see this problem and I'm not using

Kevin Jones

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cvsnt-admin at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-admin at cvsnt.org] On 
> Behalf Of Bo Berglund
> Sent: 21 August 2002 09:27
> To: CVS-Gui Mailing List (E-mail); CVS-NT Mailing list (E-mail)
> Subject: [cvsnt] Errors using the cvs ls command on CVSNT 
> servers from WinCvs
> As I posted yesterday to CVSNT there is a bug somewhere in 
> the WinCvs-CVSNT system. Short recapitulation of the bug:
> I have tested 'cvs ls -l' from two different PC:s using the 
> same version of 
> WinCvs and pointing to the same version of cvs.exe (57g).
> I have also tested against the same CVSNT server for the cvs 
> ls command. The CVSNT server also runs the 57g CVSNT build. 
> What I did yesterday was to move into a sandbox in WinCvs, 
> then go into the command window at the bottom and typing cvs 
> ls -l. When I execute this on my old PC (W2000) I get a list 
> of modules in 1-2 seconds. When i do this on the new (WinXP 
> Pro) PC WinCvs hangs in with the fishes swimming indefinitely 
> until I click the stop button. At this time the following 
> error message comes up:
> cvs ls -l
> *****CVS stopped on user request !!! *****
> Listing modules on server
> cvs [server aborted]: cannot stat directory 
> D:/CVSTEMP/CVSLOCKS/g a module that consists of many 
> directories # spread out over the entire source repository.
> : Bad address
> Today I did a little more experimentation by using a command 
> prompt on the sandbox used above and issuing the command cvs 
> ls -l outside of WinCvs.
> Result:
> I immediately see a list of the modules on the server on both PC:s!
> Conclusion:
> There is something that is missing in the setup of WinCvs on 
> the new PC. But I have used the latest WinCvs 1.3 setup file 
> on this XP machine and I have also installed both TCL and 
> Python from the respecive setup files. Note that the new PC 
> is a laptop that I received last week and on which I have 
> installed various software that I use regularly such as 
> Borland Delphi, MS Visual Studio 6, MS Office 2000, and a 
> whole set of other stuff. But these are also installed on the 
> old laptop running W2000. I have not installed anything new 
> on this XP machine that I did not also install on W2000.
> Final note:
> All other commands I have tested on the new PC seem to work 
> OK. I can also change between ntserver and sspi protocols 
> (ChangeRootGUI) without any change in behaviour.
> Must be a bug in the WinCvs setup that possibly does not 
> properly update some system dll. Can Jerzy or someone else 
> list which dll:s are needed for WinCvs?
> Extra final info:
> I just checked on a co-worker's PC that this is a problem. He 
> has been using WinCvs 1.2 since 18 months and upgraded by 
> installing WinCvs from the downloaded setup file and also 
> Python. All his normal operations work just fine, but also on 
> his installation WinCvs hangs when he uses cvs ls commands. 
> He has also pointed his alternate cvs to the cvs.exe from 
> CVSNT build 57g.
> Hope thsi can be solved, because I have seen other users 
> reporting the same problem on the lists....
> Best regards,
> Bo Berglund
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