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

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Wed Apr 29 14:15:43 BST 2009

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> The only thing I can conclude is that there 
> is no port problem.

I do not think the problem is related to ports.

The problem is the config setting of passwd or Pserver.

Your SystemAuth ---> 'SystemAuth=yes' and the passwd ---> :
cvs:XdmuQ8SRTP8U2 look like they are not correct, usually if
SystemAuth=yes you do NOT use passwd and if SystemAuth=no then you will
have passwd with an alias (which you do not have).  

Debugging CVSNT server installs is a matter of making it simpler and
working, then add all the fancy stuff later.  Try testing your server
with a 'real' user, eg:

Unix client: cvs -d :ext:myuser at server:/repo rls
Windows client: cvs -d :ssh:myuser at server:/repo rls

> cvs -z9 -d :pserver:cvs at login 
> Logging in to :pserver:cvs at
> cvs [login aborted]: /CVSROOT: no such repository
> ***** CVS exited normally with code 1 *****

Don't use the name CVSROOT: ANYWHERE EVER AGAIN ANYTIME for a user,
repository, alias, module, daughter, pet.  Or CVSNT, or CVS.  Try
calling your user 'repo_user' and your repository

CVS, CVSNT and CVSROOT are reserved words - they are never to be used.

> Repository0=/usr/local/cvsrep/
> Repository0Name=/usr/local/cvsrep/
> LockServer=localhost:2402
> 1 = cvsnt (cvsnt client, wincvs, tortoisecvs, etc.)

That last line is not a valid setting.





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