[cvsnt] Moving from existing installation to a new installation

KKolle at gkservices.com KKolle at gkservices.com
Wed Jan 15 13:55:47 GMT 2003

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When I make a change to a file and then try and commit that change to the
repository, I get the following message in wincvs:
Fatal error, aborting.
cvs [commit aborted]: kkolle: no such user

If I try and do a checkout, I get the following in wincvs:
cvs [checkout aborted]: unrecognized auth response from nts0986: cvs [server
aborted]: Authentication failed

Here are the tasks I have done so far:
I added my repositories in the service control panel. (I did this the same way
on my previous install, which was working fine)
I ran this command in dos, set cvsroot=:sspi:<servername>:/<modulename>
I ran this command in dos, cvs passwd -a kkolle, and hit enter twice. So, now I
have one line in my passwd file of 'kkolle:'. This is the same thing that I
already had when I copied all of my files over to the new box.

The .owner file has kkolle in it.
I have sspi selected in Admin/Preferences in wincvs.....and I have the correct
servername and repository name entered.

Any ideas of where I went wrong....what step(s) I might have missed?

                    Paul Russell                                                                                     
                    <paul_newsgroups       To:     KKolle at gkservices.com                                             
                    @yahoo.ca>             cc:                                                                       
                                           Subject:     Re: [cvsnt] Moving from existing installation to a new       
                    01/14/2003 07:19        installation                                                             

Worked for me, except had fun editting some of the paths in CVSROOT files.

If all your paths are the same, then you can probably just copy it without
editting any CVSROOT files.

I had to fake out the CVSNT first by manually editting the non-repository file
(no ,v) in the repository to fix the paths (i.e. [repo/CVSROOT/config], not
[repo/CVSROOT/config,v]. That got CVSNT up and running. Then had to check out
CVSROOT, apply the same changes, and check it in again, so that the changes
would be preserved properly.


 KKolle at gkservices.com wrote:
 First, here are my specs:
 Version: Build 57j
 OS: Win2000
 Client: WinCVS Beta 10 (Build 1)

 We are retiring our existing win2000 box and we have a new replacement win2000
 box. I have existing repositories that I need ported over to the new box. Is
 there an easy way to do this? Our existing cvs setup works just fine. We are
 using sspi.

 I ran the .exe (from www.cvsnt.org) and installed the program on the new box.

 But, my question is: Can I just copy over all my files for each module under my
 d:\cvsrepo to the same directory structure on the new server? Is cvsnt smart
 enough to recognize all the files just copied over (after stopping and
 restarting cvsnt)? What is the recommended way of moving repositories to
 different machines?
 [The new server has the same exact name as the old server did]

 Thanks in advance!

 Kevin Kolle
 G&K Services, Inc.
 kkolle at gkservices.com

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