[cvsnt] Setting up shared repositories

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Mon Aug 13 14:48:20 BST 2007

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Richard Watt wrote:

> I've got two Windows XP machines - one a desktop running XP Pro, the
> other a laptop running XP Home. I've already got CVSNT 2.5.03 build 2151
> with TortoiseCVS 1.8.31 as the GUI client running on the desktop
> happily. I've got TortoiseCVS 1.8.31 running on the laptop, but I'd like
> to connect it to the desktop's CVS repository.
> I've configured the desktop system to use SSPI and login as
> user at localhost. I've googled and checked the manuals, and I've found
> that I'll need to change the CVSROOT environment variable to something like:
>     CVSROOT=:sspi:user at ip_address:/cvsrepo
> Where "user" is the login name and "ip_address" is the IP address of the
> desktop system, but I feel that there's something else I need to do that
> I'm missing at the moment.

You don't usually need a CVSROOT environment variable, especially not when
using TortoiseCVS as client. TCVS will use an explicit root string for
checkouts (a -d command option that it puts together using the info you
give it in the checkout dialog), and the underlying cvsnt client will then
use this same root for all operations on the sandbox you created with this

However, IIRC, SSPI doesn't work well with XPHome because XPHome has a
crippled networking that always logs in as guest. If this is only on your
own LAN, pserver should work almost as easily and its security problems
don't matter.


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