[cvsnt] Installation problems

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Sun Sep 22 12:49:22 BST 2002

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You don't 'create' a CVSROOT directory! If none is there then you
don't have a valid repository and you must go back and create it.
The admin file resides *on the server* in the *existing* CVSROOT

It is a simple text file (such as Notepad can handle) and the
administrative logins are listed here each on a separate line.

This is a server side operation.


On Sat, 21 Sep 2002 22:21:24 -0500, "Chad Myers"
<cmyers at austin.rr.com> wrote:

>I've followed the "Step-by-Step" installation guide and reached
>the point where I'm supposed to use the cvs passwd -a ...
>to add a user.
>I'm logged in as a user in the Administrators and/or Domain Admins
>CVSNT is installed ON the domain controller, if that matters.
>I execute the following commands in accordance with the docs:
>set cvsroot=:ntserver:SERVER:/test
>c:\cvsnt\cvs.exe passwd -a chad
>-- And I get:
>New password: ****
>Verify password: ****
>cvs [server aborted]: Only administrators can add users
>I am an admin. WTF?
>So I create a CVSROOT in my repositories dir (c:\cvs) and
>create a file called "config" and the first line is:
>Then I create a file called "admin" and set the first line:
>Then I save them both as ANSI (or should they be DOS/ASCII?)
>in TextPad.
>I restart the CVSNT service and try again, no go.
>What am I missing?
>Chad Myers

(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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