[cvsnt] Re: server method

Nicholas Mongeau Lazar_Dobrescu at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 20 22:32:41 GMT 2002

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"Nicholas Mongeau" <Lazar_Dobrescu at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:au05ge$e0m$1 at sisko.nodomain.org...
> "Tony Hoyle" <tmh at nodomain.org> wrote in message
> news:au028i$apa$1 at sisko.nodomain.org...
> > Nicholas Mongeau wrote:
> >
> > > I was happy to see in build 62 that the :server: method was added to
> > > CVSNT. Unfortunately, it seems it will not work anymore with build 63?
> ( I
> > > always get Connection to server failed messages)
> > >
> > > Is there any plan to make it work again? And where can I find binaries
> for
> > > build 62 in the meantime?
> > >
> > It's broke.  Unfortunately so is the debian rsh server, so there's no
> of
> > fixing it as I can't enable rsh on any machine to test it.
> >
> > I sounds like it's going to be one of those things that's a pain in the
> neck
> > to keep working, so I'll probably ditch it.
> >
> > Tony
> >
> Lol, due to that informative, albeit unhelpful and mean response(I need my
> :server:!!!), I went to take a look at what was wrong, and it seems that
> only problem is that server_connect() now uses tcp_connect_bind()
> and tcp_connect_bind() doest not set the static tcp_fd descriptor. So
> basically, the socket that has just been connected goes into oblivion
> we try to use an uninitialized descriptor to send our data to cvs...
> As tcp_connect_bind() is in common.c, thus is probably used by a myriad of
> methods other than server, I'm not certain that the solution would be to
> simply add
> tcp_fd = sock;
> just before returning from that method, but it certainly makes it work for
> the :server: method, which makes me happy :)
> Please do not ditch the :server: method, it's not always a choice at work
> which method we have to use, and some of us are stuck with :server:... We
> need cvsnt, it's so much better than other cvses!!!
> Nicholas

Also, it seems that for some weird reason, server_protocol.dsp contains
ext.c instead of server.c? Maybe I'm mistaken, but this is probably wrong :)


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