[cvsnt] Re: Temporary directory problems: cvs [server aborted]: can't create temporary directory

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Fri Aug 26 17:18:48 BST 2005

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On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 09:19:52 -0400, Sean Aitken
<sean.aitken at gmail.com> wrote:

>I have been using an older version of the CVSNT server for quite some 
>time without problem.  Yesterday, I attempted to move the repositories 
>to a new server with a new version of CVS for NT.

*Which* new version???????

.. snip ...

>cvs [server aborted]: can't create temporary directory 
>D:\cvs\temp/cvs-serv2440: No such file or directory
>So, in this case, it appears that CVSNT is looking at a hard coded path 
>to find the temporary folder..  ugh.

Where should the temp folder be but hardcoded? Randomly chosen
It is located in a config setting that you reach via the Control Panel
applet on the Server Settings tab. After you have verified its
location (well outside the Documents and Settings tree!) you can set
any permissions needed on it. I use C:\CVSTEMP in my case and I have
given full control to everyone plus SYSTEM.

(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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