[cvsnt] CVS HEAD stuck?!?

Christian Hack christianh at edmi.com.au
Fri Apr 20 07:52:53 BST 2007

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> > TortoiseCVS 1.10.1 RC4 installs 2382 which although 
> > works installs a whole CVS service/server on every 
> > client which I do not want. 
> That's one of the reasons it's RC not STABLE.
> The STABLE version will install 2.5.04 client only.

Fair enough. I did only want to install 1.8.31 though which is the
stable version but it has the problem below. I just tried the upcoming
RC to see if it was OK. And generally it was except it ran the

> > Nasty. The latest TortoiseCVS release uses 2.5.03 2260 
> > of cvs.exe which doesn't want to play with 2.5.03 2382 
> > of the server.
> I've never seen this.
> Enable server side tracing and then on a client do something like "cvs
> -ttt ls", look at the trace and see where it's stopping, or e-mail the
> last 20 or so lines to the list if it makes no sense to you.

I enabled "Allow clients to trace server" on the advanced tab - I assume
that's the same thing. However it doesn't seem to make a difference
whether it's enabled or not. I always get the same result so I'm not
100% sure what you are suggest is correctly enabled.

14:45:13:   -> Tracelevel set to 3.  PID is 3808
14:45:13:   -> Session ID is ee0462861790bfc
14:45:13:   -> Session time is Fri Apr 20 06:45:13 2007
14:45:13:   -> Loading protocol sserver as sserver_protocol.dll
14:45:13:   -> CLibraryAccess::Load loading
14:45:13:   -> main loop with
14:45:28:   -> Encryption enabled
14:45:28:   -> Compression enabled

And that's it... It will just sit there forever (well 5 minutes so far).
Looking on my firewall I can the traffic stopped at 14:45:29

Note I am running the client on a machine in Shanghai, China and the
server is in Australia so it's a little slow. The time before the
"Encryption enabled" message comes up is anywhere between 3 or 4 seconds
and 15 seconds.


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