[cvsnt] gserver client errors

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Fri Jun 12 22:18:42 BST 2009

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> When I try and use cvsnt on XP against our cvs 
> repository via gserver, I get:
> GSSAPI authentication failed: The buffers supplied to a 
> function was too small.

This is a known bug - it's been fixed in CVS Suite 2008 since January - but we haven't had the resources since then to do a new build of 2.5.05 :

Specifically you are interested in these changes:

Checking in windows-NT/gss-ad/gss-ad.cpp;
/cvs/cvsnt/windows-NT/gss-ad/gss-ad.cpp,v  <--	gss-ad.cpp
new revision:; previous revision:
Checking in protocols/gserver.cpp;
/cvs/cvsnt/protocols/gserver.c,v  <--  gserver.cpp
new revision:; previous revision:

See attachment id=1452:

I've also created a bug to ensure we remember to backport it to 2.5.05:

> the build docs are out of date

All the scripts used to create the builds we make available are in the tree.  Read the cvsnt-dev archive if you need help, and if you get really stuck make a post (to cvsnt-dev).

> the "cvsdeps" that are supposedly required to build cvsnt on 
> windows. 

There should be a zip of that on the 'testing download' page, but I notice that the 'testing download' link/page is broken (it's redirecting back)...

> (evs.evscm.org and cvs.cvsnt.org both refuse 
> connections to port 2401). 

It's working for me, even from my home computer without any VPN's or anything.

> All the links to the open source 
> wiki just redirect to the cvspro page :-(

As reported some time ago, the wiki crashed and we've no volunteers to re-enter the old info into the new one - all the old wiki content is still available via the wayback machine (archive.org) and there are links to that from the ecvscm.org homepage (click the archive link).  Going to cvsnt.org does redirect to march-hare.com/cvspro which has a very prominent button for 'open source' which takes you to evscm.org (which is the cvsnt/evs homepage).

Also as explained several times - we would like to hire additional staff to work on CVSNT/EVS and we can afford it even if only 1% of people who download CVSNT also purchase 1 license of CVS Suite.  The shorter we fall of these figures the more we have to restrict our work to 'paying customers' or make arbitrary decisions about features that we cannot afford to actively maintain in the community releases  - like secure protocols and auditing.  

But 1% of downloaders purchasing a single license is a very achievable goal - have you done what we asked and alerted your management to the benefits that using CVSNT has brought you and advise them to support the project by purchasing CVS Suite (CVSNT) per user for £85 / €96 / $133, or CM Suite (EVS) with support for SVN and CVS clients for £255 / €289 / $399 per user - an advised that annual support and software maintenance is also available?   Call our sales people if you need help with making a business case / ROI.

A complete technical list of the improvements between CVSNT 2.5.03 and CVS Suite 2008 is available here:

The sales brochure style feature list is here:


Arthur Barrett

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