[cvsnt] Re: CVSNT Repository Root

Kevin zzz at zzz.zzz.org
Thu May 6 14:27:59 BST 2004

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Try to import a dummy file first. This creates your module on the
Afterwards checkout the module just created, remove the dummy file and start
adding the real files.

Hope this helps :-)

Kevin Agius

"Mike Burkhouse" <mburkhouse at consultantsnetwork.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.212.1083850340.235.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...
Hi All,

This is my first CVS installation and I have some issues that I haven't been
able to figure out on my own. I hope someone can help.


Win2K Advanced Server
CVSnt 2.0.41

WinXP Pro
Connection over local area network (for now)

On the server, I created a repository at E:\CVS and initialized it with the

Cvs -d e:\cvs init

Doing this created a subdirectory CVSROOT under CVS [E:\CVS\CVSROOT]. In the
CVSnt Service Control Panel application, the following apply:

Repositories Tab:
Repository Prefix = False
Valid Repository Roots = E:/CVS/CVSROOT

>From the client:

Authentication = pserver
Host Address =
User Name = mdb:password
CVSROOT = mdb:password at
Force using the CVSROOT (-d) = True

When I log in, I get

***** CVS exited normally with code 0 *****

Is that correct?

When I try to put something to the repository, I get

cvs add: cannot open CVS/Entries for reading: No such file or directory
cvs [add aborted]: no repository

***** CVS exited normally with code 1 *****

Can someone help me figure out why I get the no repository error and what I
can do to fix it?

Best Regards,


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