[cvsnt] RE: CVSNT Add New Users? and "cvs passwd"...ugh.

Bo Berglund Bo.Berglund at system3r.se
Tue Sep 24 08:01:52 BST 2002

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First off:
You are using an *OLD* version of CVSNT where there are a number of bugs that have been
fixed in later releases.

Advice #1: Go get the latest version and install it instead...

Configuration of the CVS server has changed considerably too, so you are well off reading
this treatise on setup:

And forget about environment variables, they apply only to the client side if clients use
the command line and not WinCvs. With WinCvs you can forget about environment variables
altogether. Likewise, once a module has been checked out you can forget the environment
variables for operations within the local copy too. CVS caches all needed info in control
files below each checked out folder.

Regarding the user add function, it is described in the above document, but there are some
quirks to it when you are on a domain, so be suer to read all about it and especially the
part about the CVSROOT/admin file.

Good luck!


-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Martin [mailto:troy.martin at technologist.com]
Sent: den 24 september 2002 02:51
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Subject: [cvsnt] CVSNT Add New Users? and "cvs passwd"...ugh.

Hello All,

I've taken over a CVS repository environment running on Windows 2000 SP2, and I've never used it before.  A few developers use it now, but no one knows how to add new users.  ha!  They have hired a few more people, and need them as new new users.  simple...huh?  not!

So... I've gone off to study today, and discovered.

We are running
C:\>cvs version
Concurrent Versions System (CVS) NT (Build 34)
In order for this to work, I need to change the Windows 2000 ENV variable CVSROOT=:local:D:/CVSNT to
I'm not sure why it defaults to the other one.

Next, we are running our repository using pserver.  I know this since current users can still login using pserver:user at server:d:/cvsrepository.

So... the next bit of info I discover is the add user option:
cvs passwd [-a] [-x] [-X] [-r real_user] [-R] [-D domain] [username]
         -a      Add user
         -x      Disable user
         -X      Delete user
         -r      Alias username to real system user
         -R      Remove alias to real system user
         -D      Use domain password
I ensure my CVSROOT is pointing to the right driectory and enter:
C:\>cvs passwd -a test
Unknown command: `passwd'
CVS commands are:
        add          Add a new file/directory to the repository
        admin        Administration front end for rcs
        annotate     Show last revision where each line was modified

Can someone help?  I'm not sure what to do to add users to this environment.

Thanks in advance!
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