[cvsnt] Old repository haunts me!

Siegfried Heintze siegfried at heintze.com
Mon Oct 4 06:23:44 BST 2004

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I previously had a repository called c:/CVSROOT_SermonClips. I probably had
CVSROOT defined to point to this.



I have since deleted that repository and created a new repository called
C:/CVSSermonClips and I have populated it using the import command.


I start up a new DOS session and type SET CVSROOT and it says CVSROOT not
defined. Good!


I type SET CVSROOT=:pserver:siegfried at


Now I type CVS login and it comes back and says



Logging in to :pserver:siegfried at

CVS password:


Arghhh! Where is it getting that old repository name? It no longer exists in
the service control panel.


I can login if I use cvs -d :pserver:siegfried at
However, emacs needs to use CVSROOT. 


Somewhere, the cvs client has cached that CVSROOT for me and I need to flush
it! How do I flush that cache?




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