[cvsnt] cvs.exe ignoring protocol in CVSROOT?

Derek Pribnow derek at pribnow.net
Tue Jan 9 01:15:45 GMT 2007

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Ah...  There's the problem.  I must've put quotes in when I rebooted once.
(now going to create an environment variable for my user...)  I figured it'd
take what was in the quotes like DOS normally does.  But it didn't and since
I was doing the initial checkout, I didn't have a sandbox created yet, so it
was reading the faulty CVSRoot.  (And no, I didn't have the *.  I figured
you'd know that I was using a real domain name instead of just 'domain'.)

Why in the world does it change the protocol to :ext: if the CVSRoot is
unreadable??  If it doesn't exist, it throws an error, but if it is invalid
it doesn't?  Odd software.

Thanks, Gabriel!

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Subject: Re: [cvsnt] cvs.exe ignoring protocol in CVSROOT?

At Monday 8/1/2007 20:40, Derek Pribnow wrote:

>C:\Documents and Settings\Derek Pribnow\Desktop>set CVSROOT = 
>":sspi:*domain\Dusty at CVSServer:/Repository"

Spaces and quotes ARE significants for the SET command! (You have created a
hard-to-query variable with a trailing space in its name, and quotes inside
its value). And I hope that * is not actually there.

set CVSROOT=:sspi:domain\Dusty at CVSServer:/Repository

Anyway, the CVSROOT environment variable is only evaluated outside a

Gabriel Genellina
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