[Cvsnt] How do I setup pserver?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Mon May 27 00:40:29 BST 2002

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On Sun, 26 May 2002 19:00:33 +0000 (UTC), "Ivancic, Nikolaj"
<nivancic at lumicyte.com> wrote:

>Tony Hoyle's post (below) is very indicative of the "general state of
>the affairs" amongst the CVS society. It's really disappointing to spend
>weeks trying to get this simple distributed application to work, and to
>give up, realizing that for effort spent on this it would be less
>expensive to buy a "real product" with a real price.

After all this is public domain free software maintained by people
without pay.
>Documentation is simply abysmal, despite valiant efforts from people
>like Bo - there are way too many various documents, all making
>contradictory (to other similar documents) claims, and none being really

To be complete all of us trying to help fellow users need to have all
combinations of setups, which is impossible. So we try answering
according to our own successes and failures in order to help others.
But talking about myself, I have only experience with ntserver and
pserver protocols and none whatsoever of ssh and connections to Linux
or the like. The new sspi protocol was not available when I set up my
organization for CVSNT and so I cannot help in this area either. We
will not change from ntserver since it is working well and serves our
So do you suggest I keep my mouth shut since I do not know everything?

>This is actually pretty fascinating, if it's true that most if
>not all of the users participating in this newsgroup are programmers.
>There are no definitions of the protocols being used (to the best of my
>knowledge, of course), while such documents could explain so much more
>than a series of recipe-like documents, floating everywhere around. It
>seems that each person trying to install a CVS client server setup felt
>the need to publish their own "how-to" cook book, clearly supporting the
>point I am making here.

I do not "feel a need to publish" but I feel a need to help people
coming new to CVSNT when I see questions and problems recurring. After
a while I found that I wrote the same stuff over and over so I put my
experinece in a web page and refer people there instead. Faster
And what these newbies most often need is a cook-book approach so they
get their first system up and running. Then they can drill down ito
details all by themselves.

>My case is different in this last sentence, so instead writing my own
>recipe, I decided that CVS is simply too difficult to install. This is
>just too bad, since it's not just to Tony and his crew who must have
>spent a great effort to create the software; at the same time, it also
>clearly indicates that no software is any good without a solid set of
>manuals (in this case, I am referring to the installation manuals; just

Manuals can also be done as a public effort. Anyone intersted/able to
can holler.

>consider the case in question, described in the subject line of this
>post: a guy asks how on earth one can create a file with the name
>.passwd, some else creates a Win2K specific trick for that, only to find
>out how for some time CVSNT does not even read this file).

Well, not entirely correct. Pserver will remain using it for
compatibility reasons.

>So, maybe PRCS is the answer - I will let you know :-)

Probably you mean PVCS and good luck! I evaluated that and ClearCase
for my organization before choosing CVS. The choice for CVS was not
based only on money, but it was a prominent factor of course.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Tony Hoyle [mailto:tmh at nothing-on.tv]
>Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2002 5:16 AM
>To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
>Subject: Re: [Cvsnt] How do I setup pserver?
>On Sun, 26 May 2002 04:32:46 +0100, SpifNews wrote:
>> --
>> [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] To create the .passwd
>> file
>Or just do 'cvs login' which is the correct way to do it.
>There is absolutely no need to attempt to create the .passwd file
>manually.  Later versions on cvsnt don't even use it (they store the
>information in the registry).

(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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