[cvsnt] Re: cvs checkout -d problem?

Glen Starrett grstarrett at cox.net
Fri Aug 20 17:45:31 BST 2004

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Chuck Kirschman wrote:

> This command works in cvs 1.11.5, but not in cvsNT 2.0.41a.  I tried it
> both with and without a trailing slash on the name.  Also, the directory
> c:\testcvs\relp\ exists.  Am I doing something wrong?
> Thanks
> chuck
> [c:\testcvs]cvs
> -d:pserver:ChuckKirschman at bsi-serv.bentley.com:/cvs/bsibin-root checkout
> -r VERSION_08050063 -d c:\testcvs\relp bsibin/licmgrsdk/8.5/vc6
> cvs checkout: Server attempted to update a file via an invalid pathname:
> cvs [checkout aborted]: 'c:\testcvs\relp/'.

Absolute paths aren't allowed in the -d parameter anymore to block a 
potential security hole.  Use a relative path instead:

-d:pserver:ChuckKirschman at bsi-serv.bentley.com:/cvs/bsibin-root checkout 
-r VERSION_08050063 -d relp bsibin/licmgrsdk/8.5/vc6


Glen Starrett

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