[cvsnt] Need help configuring CVSNT on Windows XP for use with Eclipse

Neo Gigs gigsvoo at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 11 09:15:15 GMT 2004

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Hi there,

The simplest way to do this are:

1. Setup CVSNT on a Windows-based server
2. Create a repository
3. Start the CVS services
4. Connect to CVSNT using WSAD:
       - protocol : pserver
       - default port
       - the respository path should use forward slash /something
5. Check firewall for CVSNT server

$ Neo

James Adams wrote:

> Hello,

> I have installed and (I think) correctly configured
> CVSNT on my Windows XP machine.  Now I want to use it
> for a simple web application project which I am
> developing using Eclipse.  I am having trouble getting
> the repository location to validate when I try to add
> it using Eclipse's CVS repository explorer - it tells
> me that it has an I/O exception, the connection is
> refused and there is no such repository.  I am not
> sure if my CVSNT installation and configuration is to
> blame, or if I am using the wrong validation
> (protocol/username/password) within Eclipse.  

> Here's what I've done to install and configure CVSNT,
> please let me know if this looks kosher:

> 1.  Install CVSNT - run cvsnt-2.0.26.exe

> 2.  Created a directory C:cvsrepo

> 3.  Set the CVSROOT system environment variable
>     Start -> My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced ->
> Environment Variables
>     CVSROOT == C:cvsrepo

> 4.  Restarted computer

> 5.  Started the CVSNT Service Control Panel

>     Start -> All Programs -> CVSNT -> Service Control
> Panel

> 6.  Stopped the CVSNT service

> 7.  Created a repository root under C:cvsrepo (the
> repository prefix)

>     Repositories -> Add -> C:cvsrepoeclipse

> 8.  Clicked OK, and the /eclipse root showed up as a
> valid repository root

> 9.  Started the CVSNT server

> 10. With Cygwin bash I did the following:

> $ set cvsroot=:ntserver:JamesAdams:/eclipse

> (the name of the computer is "JamesAdams")

> $ cvs passwd -a -r "James" "adminuser"
> Adding user adminuser
> New password: ******
> Verify password: ******

> $ set cvsroot=:pserver:adminuser at JamesAdams:/eclipse

> $ cvs login
> cvs [login aborted]: The :local: protocol does not
> support the login command

> $ cvs info
> Available protocols:

> ext                 ext 2.0.26
> fork                fork 2.0.26
> gserver             gserver 2.0.26 (Active Directory)
> pserver             pserver 2.0.26
> server              server 2.0.26
> sserver             sserver 2.0.26
> ssh                 ssh 2.0.26
> sspi                sspi 2.0.26

> $ cvs ls -l -R

> (appears to work fine, showing all files under
> C:/cvsrepo)

> So it seems that the server is running fine, since I
> can issue various "cvs" commands, but I'm not sure how
> to tell if I have set up the security correctly.  It
> seems to not be right since I can't do a login (it
> gives the error mesage about the :local protocol), and
> Eclipse never validates no matter what I use as
> username/password.  

> There is an entry in the C:cvsrepoCVSROOTpasswd
> file for the user I added using "cvs passwd" command
> above.

> When I use Eclipse to create a repository location it
> offers pserver, ext and sshext as connection types,
> but none of these seem to work with a multitude of
> username/password combinations (even "anonymous" with
> no password) - so I am stumped as to whether or not I
> have actually finished with the CVSNT setup
> (especially the security features), or if the CVSNT
> server is now fine and the problem has more to do with
> Eclipse.  The CVSNT manual doesn't give me much to
> work with, so I am hoping that some kind soul will
> give me some more clues.

> What can I do to verify that I have the correct
> security in place ?  Is there some way to verify that
> I have everything set up correctly so that I can begin
> using Eclipse as the client ?

> Any help will be greatly appreciated, as I have
> already spent hours trying to get this to work and I
> have had only frustration as my reward.

> Thanks in advance for any feedback!

> -James

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