[cvsnt] Unable to login after cvsroot restore from tape backup

Ryan Parlee parleer at nospam.nospam
Tue Jan 2 03:55:44 GMT 2007

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This is working now; though I really don't know why.  I though for sure that 
I had rebooted this server after installing CVSNT but maybe I hadn't and 
maybe that was the problem.

Why does installing CVSNT require rebooting?

"Ryan Parlee" <parleer at nospam.nospam> wrote in message 
news:emijdb$ndr$1 at paris.nodomain.org...
> We had two disks go out simultaneously on our RAID-5 CVS server and so we 
> were forced to recover from tape backup.  The restore successfully 
> recovered all files including NTFS permissions.  The OS was on a separate 
> partition and was unaffected by the disk failures, however, the CVS 
> services themselves (exe files, etc.) were installed on our Data array and 
> so we also had to reinstall CVSNT.  Since the registry settings were 
> intact, the newly installed CVSNT remembered it's prior configuration 
> including repositories, plugins, etc.  However, we now receive the 
> following error when trying to login:
> Logging in to :pserver:ryan at myserver:2401:/cvsroot/test
> CVS Password:
> Fatal error, aborting.
> cvs [login aborted]: cvs: no such user
> The "ryan" user is correctly specified in the CVSROOT\passwd file.  This 
> was working fine before the disk failure.
> I've spent several hours trying to figure this out with no luck. Can 
> someone please help!
> Thanks,
> Ryan

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