[cvsnt] Annotate Commands?

Jay j.javed at sherara.com
Tue May 18 12:13:58 BST 2004

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Hi guys (and gals)

I'm a new user to CVS, and CVSNT. I'm having some problems getting any 
web scripts to annotate files I've got stored away. I've narrowed down 
the problem to the commands they're sending cvs.exe, but I cannot for 
the life of me work out what it's supposed to be and how to fix it. 
Everything I've tried just returns an error. I'm running W2K and CVSNT 
2.0.41a. CVSNT is stored in C:/Program Files/CVSNT/. I have my 
repository set up in C:/CVS/Repository/ and this directory contains the 
CVSROOT folder (C:/CVS/Repository/CVSROOT). I've only set up the one 
repository in CVSNT, it's C:/CVS/Repository (prefix), a the only valid 
root is /

Now, what I'd like to do is annotate a file (Browser.php for example). 
The path to the CVS file is C:/CVS/Repository/Cinema/Browser.php,v

Now, the command being issued to cvs.exe is as follows:

Root /
Valid-responses ok error Valid-requests Checked-in Updated Merged 
Removed M E
Argument -r
Argument 1.1
Argument Cinema/Browser.php,v
Directory Cinema
Directory .

The problem is this returns an error:
E cvs [server aborted]: protocol error: directory 
'C:/CVS/Repository/Cinema/' not within root 'C:/CVS/Repository/'

If I change C:/CVS/Repository/Cinema/ to just Cinema, I get
E cvs [server aborted]: protocol error: Cinema is not absolute

Using /Cinema gives me
E cvs [server aborted]: protocol error: directory '/Cinema' not within 
root 'C:/CVS/Repository/'

I've tried loads of different variations for a couple of the variables, 
all in combination with each other, and all return either similar 
errors, or just fail completely without an error message. Can someone 
please tell me what the valid command is supposed to be (and how it's 
made up if possible, so I can correct this script I'm using)

Thanks in advance


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