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Brian Cowan wrote: > I have a customer using a (I think twice-mapped) drive as his CVS root. > He's doing this: > set CVSROOT=:local:P:\ > Subst P: Y:\Dir1\Dir2 Ouch. We strongly recommend to NOT use local protocol over network drives. There are a number of problems that can happen, up to corrupting your repository and losing entire history of files to corruption. This is a very dangerous configuration. You should instruct your client to set up a CVSNT server and use a standard protocol (e.g. sspi, sserver, or ssh). > > When he runs a tool of ours that hard-codes the cvs get, he gets the > following error: > cvs [checkout aborted]: Local access to network share not supported (Use > -N to override this error). It's telling you to use the -N global switch to override that warning. However, note my warnings above. > > So, the questions are: > 1) Did tricks like the above ever work? Unfortunately, Yes. > 2) When did it stop working? Some time ago the -N was added and the behavior to block by default was added when uneducated users had some problems running across a network link. They didn't know any better -- so the warning was added. > 3) Will setting CVSROOT=:local:Y:\Dir1\Dir2 work? > 4) If the answer to #3 is "no", what version did it stop working (as > I've done #3 in the not-too-distant past)? See above. > I seem to recall CVS not liking CVSROOT environment variables pointing > to the root of the drive, wanting to be at least one level down. That is correct. Regards, -- Glen Starrett