[cvsnt] "the :extssh: access method is not available on this system"

Hüller Gernot G.Hueller at mobilkom.at
Thu Mar 29 13:18:27 BST 2007

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That answer did not really help me much, so I'll rephrase my question.

I am using IBM RAD 6 (based on Eclipse 2.0) on Win2K and run ant tasks from inside that. The ant runtime is 1.6.5.
I don't know the exact cvs server sw but it does not matter yet for me (and with eclipse built-in cvs, in the context menus, everything runs fine, I only have problems using ant).

My really really dummy build file is:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project name="myproject" default="gernottest">
	<target name="gernottest">
		<cvs command="info" />
		<exec executable="cvs.exe">
			<arg value="info" />

the result is: 
         [cvs] cvs [info aborted]: the :extssh: access method is not available on this system
        [exec] cvs [info aborted]: the :extssh: access method is not available on this system
        [exec] Result: 1

the cvs in my path is "Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 (client/server)" (There is no other cvs.exe on my pc).

I previously had an older version of cvsnt installed which did work with ant/eclipse, but I removed it.

Eventually I want to really connect to a server using extssh but for the time being I cannot even run the "info" command.



PS: The search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=eclipse+site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.cvsnt.org%2Fpipermail%2Fcvsnt%2F&btnG=Search&meta= turns up with a lot of posts on running eclipse against a cvsnt _server_ but nothing helpful to me. Did you have a particular thread in mind?


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Arthur Barrett [mailto:arthur.barrett at march-hare.com] 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 28. März 2007 23:33
An: Hüller Gernot; cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Betreff: RE: [cvsnt] "the :extssh: access method is not available on this system"


"extssh" is not a protocol of ANY CVS.  It's an odd Eclipse thing from memory.  For help on setting up CVSNT with Eclipse search the newsgroup for "Eclipse".

Also see the FAQ on the information to supply with support requests:



-----Original Message-----
From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Hüller Gernot
Sent: Thursday, 29 March 2007 3:23 AM
To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Subject: [cvsnt] "the :extssh: access method is not available on this system"

I need to use extssh to connect (eventually using IBM RAD 6 on win2k) to a CVS server.

Previously I used a version of cvsnt that shipped with wincvs (CVSNT 2.0.51d) but had troubles and tried to use a current version. Now I have installed 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 and updated environment path.

What happened to extssh support? The version I just installed does no longer seem to speak it! any attempt to connect to a :extssh: repository is terminated immediately with the message 
"the :extssh: access method is not available on this system".

What can I do to get extssh running in cvsnt 2.5?


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