[cvsnt] CVSNT and Maven

Chris Terenzi cterenzi at datapath.com
Tue Aug 28 20:33:55 BST 2007

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We have CVSNT 1.11.53 and Maven 2.0.7.  The Maven SCM Plugin has a CVS
module, but it relies on the .cvspass file to have a cached password for
each repository.  That .cvspass file is expected to be in the home
directory (docs and settings/myuser1/.cvspass) but all CVSNT clients
store their passwords in the registry or proprietary files.


If we could run the "cvs login" command using a cvs executable, that
would create the .cvspass file for Maven to use.  However, both Maven
and CVS expect a forward slash after the repository URL, and the CVSNT
server path is "c:\cvsrepo\", which doesn't start with a forward slash.

Both CVS and Maven throw up an exception about an incorrect connection
string when the c: begins the path instead of a standard forward-slash
Unix path.  That keeps us from generating the .cvspass file and would
stop Maven from being able to connect as well.


We seem to require a workaround that forces CVSNT to interpret a path
starting with a forward slash instead of c:\.



Chris Terenzi

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