[cvsnt] Re: First time user question (Patrick Mast, WinFakt!)

Ian Epperson Ian at axiomdesign.com
Mon Feb 10 20:09:58 GMT 2003

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You need to create the folder ON THE CLIENT with a dummy file, then use the
cvs command to create a module.  DO NOT DO THIS ON THE SERVER!  The error
you are getting indicates that the CVS server cannot find its control files
- and those don't exist yet because you BYPASSED CVS and created the
file/folder directly.  Creating the module on the CLIENT with the CVS
command will do everything it has to.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Mast, WinFakt! [mailto:patrick at winfakt.com] 
> Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 7:24 AM
> To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
> Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Re: First time user question (Patrick 
> Mast, WinFakt!)
> Ignacio,
> > >>I get this error:
> > >>,-----
> > >>|In P:\: cvs -q -z6 -x checkout -P xide 
> > >>|CVSROOT=:sspi:patrickmast at cvs.xharbour.com:/xide
> > >>|cvs server: cannot find module `xide' - ignored
> > >>|cvs [checkout aborted]: cannot expand modules
> > >>|Error, CVS operation failed
> > >>`------------------------
> > Your problem is that 'xide' is not a module, is a repository, 
> > so the checkout command only has effect over modules. In 
> > order your directory tree your repository should be cvsrepo 
> > and 'xide' should be a module into this repository.
> > Solution: create in your client a directory 'xide' and then 
> > put it into your repository with a command import (I 
> > recommend you to create a file in this directory, for example 
> > 'dummy.txt' and then runs the import). So you shouldn't have 
> > problems with your checkout.
> Thanks!
> I have created a xide dir in the cvsrepo dir and put a 
> dummy.txt file in
> it.
> I did this on the server.
> Now I get this error:
> ,-------
> |In C:\: cvs -q -z6 -x checkout -P xide
> |CVSROOT=:sspi:testcvs at cvs.xharbour.com:/cvsrepo/xide
> |cvs [checkout aborted]: No valid repository roots defined.
> `--------------
> Did I do something wrong here?
> BTW I have created a test account. The user name is "testcvs" and the
> password is "test".
> Thanks!
> Best regards,
> Patrick Mast
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