[cvsnt] Upgrade to 57g problems

Nathan Phelps nphelps at solarc.com
Fri Aug 30 14:45:50 BST 2002

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I did, but I'm dealing with an existing repository that is at root.  I know
the document says not to set it at root, but that is where the repository
is, and that is where I'd prefer and keep it.  Additionally, there has been
a lot of discussion about how to fix this problem by editing the registry.
So accordingly I set the Repository Prefix to: C:/ and added a single
Repository Root of C:\Repository.  The values as they appear in the registry
are the same.
I then set my CVSROOT=:pserver:myusername at mycvsserver:/Repository  When I
try and login, it reports "CVSROOT requires a path spec" and "CVSROOT may
only specify a positive, non-zero, integer port (not 'C:') Perhaps you
entered a relative pathname?"

So, I then go back to the client, and look at the lists of Repository roots
and notice that it changed it from C:\Repository to simply /Repository so I
restart and try again, with the same exact error.

Then, based upon the information on this list and such about Repositories on
the Root drive, I go to the registry and remove the trailing slash from the
Prefix... It again reports the same error I documented above.

So, what am I doing wrong?  Is it my CVSROOT?  Is it my Repository Prefix?
Is it my Repository Root?  Should I modify the value in the Registry?  What?

-----Original Message-----
From: Bo Berglund [mailto:bo.berglund at telia.com]
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 12:24 AM
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Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Upgrade to 57g problems

On Thu, 29 Aug 2002 23:59:23 -0500, Nathan Phelps <nphelps at solarc.com>

>On the server, my repository is located at C:\Repository
>I used to use the following CVSROOT=:pserver:me at mycvsserver:C:\Repository
>However, I just installed the new version of CVSNT and this no longer
>So my question is what should my CVSROOT look like to connect to CVSNT
>57g with CVS 1.11.2 and what should the value of the CVSNT "Repository
>Prefix" and the "Valid Repository Roots" be?

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