[cvsnt] Re: Unable to checkout CVSNT sources: Input translation failure

Andreas Tscharner andreas.tscharner at metromec.ch
Mon Mar 13 07:29:59 GMT 2006

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John Hall wrote:
> I tried to check out the CVSNT sources, but I get the following error:
>     ...
>     U cvsnt/missing
>     U cvsnt/mkchangelog
>     U cvsnt/mkinstalldirs
>     U cvsnt/protocol_map.ini
>     U cvsnt/relnotes.rtf
>     cvs [checkout aborted]: Input translation failure
> My client is:
>     >cvs version
>     Client: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2260 
> (client/server)
> but it also happens with build 2238.
> The command I used was
>     >cvs -d ::cvs.cvsnt.org co cvsnt
> Any ideas?

I've had this problem a few weeks ago. Although I didn't find a 
solution, I found a workaround: Use the "long form" for the CVSROOT you 
specify with the -d option, e.g. :
cvs -d :pserver:cvs at cvs.cvsnt.org:/usr/local/cvs co cvsnt
Hope it works for you, it did for me...

Best regards
Andreas Tscharner                          andreas.tscharner at metromec.ch
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