[cvsnt] Error reading from server xx.xx.xx.xxx: 0: No such file ordirectory

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Wed Apr 22 10:50:29 BST 2009

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> can you please tell me whether the following is correct?
>    server_args = -f --allow-root=/usr/local/cvsrep authserver

No it is incorrect.  The server_args should be just as in this example:

> cvs [login aborted]: authorization failed: server rejected
access to /usr/local/cvsrep/ for user cvs

That is a different error to the subject of this thread.

The error "authorization failed" usually means that you are not
authorized, common causes are:
* wrong passord 
* incorrect SystemAuth setting in /usr/local/cvsrep/CVSROOT/config 
* problem with /usr/local/cvsrep/CVSROOT/passwd

Instead of all bother with pserver (which is not recommended anyway)
just try ssh:

    cvs -d :ssh:myuser at rls 

Where 'myuser' is a REAL login to (ie: one that can be used
with ssh).



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