[cvsnt] Re: CVSNT Audit Error with Viewcvs

Bo Berglund Bo.Berglund at system3r.se
Tue Oct 25 13:21:41 BST 2005

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Bo Berglund wrote:
> I will have a look when I get home tonight. I have both the very latest
> CVSNT and a fairly current ViewCvs installed on my test PC. And auditing
> is enabled on this server.
> Should not be that difficult to figure out what is happening if I see
> the same messages.
> But one thing here:
> ViewCvs is currently using cvs.exe in order to parse the RCS files.
> It is not done via the client/server interface, instead ViewCvs goes
> directly to cvs.exe and tells it to parse the file. I think that maybe
> cvsnt might be auditing all calls to cvs, not only teh ones coming in
> on the client/server interface and this causes the problem.
> But then again, there might be no problems when I look at home...

I thought they'd changed to use the client/server interface at some point...

If not maybe it's just the rcs stuff that needs some work.


I am pretty sure that the ViewCvs engine has no way to use the
client/server interface. Originally it used the GNU RCS tools
to parse out the info it needs dierctly from the RCS files, but
with the changes done in CVSNT these old tools no longer work so
they instead made it configurable to use either the RCS tools or
the CVSNT functions to parse the RCS files. In the latter case I
am sure they execute cvs.exe directly with the proper command line

But I have not seen any possibility to connect using the client/server
method (which would need setting up accounts etc).


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