[cvsnt] No valid CVSROOT setting for connecting to CVS-NT from tkCVS?

Steffen.Beyer at conducta.endress.com Steffen.Beyer at conducta.endress.com
Thu Aug 29 15:36:22 BST 2002

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Hi all,

maybe someone of you can help?

I am experiencing a problem with CVS-NT and tkCVS:

There doesn't seem to be any valid setting of CVSROOT at all
in order to connect to the remote CVSNT server with tkCVS.

When I follow the instructions for the CVSNT server as given by
http://www.cvsnt.org/readme.nt, I can successfully connect with
WinCVS 1.2, but the same settings do not work with tkCVS
(CVSROOT=:pserver:beyers at fe046:D:\CVSRoot).

I have the GNU tools (from http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/UnxUtils.zip
and http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/UnxUpdates.zip), Tcl 8.3.4, TK 8.3.4
and tkCVS 7.0.3 (see http://www.twobarleycorns.net/tkcvs.html) installed
(I compiled Tcl and Tk myself with MS VC++ 6.0), as well as the latest
CVS-NT server.

The problem seems to be with the syntax of the CVSROOT string
that tkCVS expects. Apparently, tkCVS considers everything between
"@host:" and the first slash ("/") to be the port number to use. tkCVS
doesn't seem to grok a path that starts with a drive letter.

Although I tried many different settings, including UNC paths, various
combinations of slashes, backslashes and colons, I didn't succeed
in convincing tkCVS to accept any of them.

Does anybody know a solution or workaround?
Or what am I doing wrong?

Many thanks in advance for any help or pointers!

Best regards,
Steffen Beyer

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