[cvsnt] Help with CVSNT configuration.

Gordon Boast gordon.boast at ieee.org
Mon Feb 11 17:00:38 GMT 2008

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Hello Arthur,

I verified that both CVSNT dispatch and lock services are running and are
automatic start.

However, the protocol is ":local:". 

I have tried everything I can think of to do a checkout with the :pserver:
(following the docs I have) with no success.
(I get various errors depending on what I try.... But basically, cvsnt would
not log me in)

Can you point me at some documentation about how to do this -- I have not
been able to find much?

GoMar Gordo

-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Barrett [mailto:arthur.barrett at march-hare.com] 
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 2:43 PM
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Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Help with CVSNT configuration.


> machine). When I try to checkout the module to a sandbox, I always get 
> a window popping up asking about sending an error report with:
>  cvslock.exe
> has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the
> inconvenience.  (several event log entries are made with each error)

What CVSROOT are you using - ie: when you do a checkout from TortoiseCVS
what is the 'protocol' etc you are using, eg:
   :pserver:user at mypc:/CVSRepository

Note: the :local: protocol should never under any circumstances be used
- it is only for CVS Developers.

If you do not already have CVSNT server running on your repository server
then you should install CVSNT Server and use the sspi or pserver protocols.
I believe that TOrtoiseCVS 1.10 may already install the server, but then
disable the server in the services control panel.  Go to Control
Panels->Administrative Tools->Services and look for the CVSNT Dispatch
service and the CVSNT Lock service - they should both be running and set for
"automatic" start.



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