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

pvgoran pvgoran.ml at macondo.ru
Wed Feb 11 09:32:34 GMT 2004

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Hello James,
Wednesday, February 11, 2004, 2:49:24 PM, you wrote:

JA> Hello,

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

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

JA> 1.  Install CVSNT - run cvsnt-2.0.26.exe
JA> (skipped)

When  you  type  'set  cvsroot=...'  in bash, it doesn't have any effect (I
guess  it  is  intended  to  be  used  in scripts), so the variable CVSROOT
retains  its old value (C:\cvsrepo); when CVSNT sees this value, it assumes
you  want  to  use the directory 'C:\cvsrepo' through the 'local' protocol,
that's  why,  for example, 'cvs ls' gives you the contents of 'C:\cvsrepo',
and 'cvs login' complains about the 'local' protocol.

You  should  use 'export cvsroot=...' instead of 'set', and probably remove
the   'CVSROOT'   system   env.   variable  (you  don't  need  it  anyway).
Alternatively,  you  can specify the repository path in the '-d' option. Or
just use a GUI client such as WinCvs, WSAD or Eclipse.

As  regards  Eclipse:  it  probably  doesn't work because you executed 'cvs
passwd'  for  'C:\cvsrepo';  try  again  after  you  do  'cvs  passwd'  for
':ntserver:JamesAdams:/eclipse' (or better ':sspi:JamesAdams:/eclipse').

Pavel Goran

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