[cvsnt] Switch to user failed due to configuration error

John den Haan john at NOSPAM.chello.nl
Fri Mar 28 21:17:48 GMT 2008

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Glen Starrett schreef:
>> CVS runs as client user, the default setting.
> Did you restart your server after installing CVSNT?  That's the only 
> other thing that I can think of offhand (and it's the solution for the 
> last time I recall seeing this...)
> http://www.cvsnt.org/pipermail/cvsnt/2005-March/017897.html
> Follow that thread if it doesn't work out (e.g. check the system account 
> privileges, etc.)
> Regards,

No luck. Here's what I did step-by-step:

- Install CVSNT, leave all settings default
- Reboot
- Create test-repository
- Disable pserver
- Generate key files for sserver
- Create new system user cvsuser
- Add cvsuser to group 'Administrators'
- set cvsroot=:sserver:localhost:/test
- cvs login (login with system credentials)
- cvs passwd -a -r cvsuser testuser
- set cvsroot=:sserver:testuser at localhost:/test
- cvs login

At this point, I am presented with the following:

Fatal error, aborting.
cvs [login aborted]: cvsuser: Switch to user failed due to configuration 
Contact your System Administrator.

Maybe this will help you identify my problem? Maybe there's something 
wrong with the process I'm going through?

- John

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