[cvsnt] CVSNT and Eclipse

pdfeeny at aep.com pdfeeny at aep.com
Wed May 27 19:17:52 BST 2009

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Hi All,

I've checked the CVSNT newsgroup and FAQ and the Eclipse FAQ and newsgroup 
for the answer to the following questions with no success. 

Here's my scenario:  Our environment is CVSNT Server ( on a RH 
Linux server with WinXP clients.  Most clients connect using TortoiseCVS 
and WinCVS.  I have a number of developers that want to use Eclipse to 
connect to the repository.  After configuring my Eclipse installation and 
CVSNT client, I have tested checking out from CVSNT using Eclipse with a 
modicum of success.  I can check out a module only if I specify the 
module's path relative to the repository location (i.e., mod-dir/module 
relative to /usr/local/cvs/cvs-repo).  When browsing the CVSNT modules 
from Eclipse, I get the following error: 

     Resource CVSROOT/ is not a child of folder

In my /etc/PServer file on the server, Compat0_OldVersion=1 and 
Compat0_OldCheckout=1.  Compat0_HideStatus is commented out.  The way I 
understand this, I need to set Compat0_OldVersion=0, Compat0_OldCheckout=0 
and possibly  Compat0_HideStatus=0 in order to allow fully compatible 
access to my Eclipse users to access the repository. 
What will changing the value of these parameters do to my Tortoise and 
WinCVS users?  What functionality will I lose/gain by changing these 
variables?  Would it be better to set up a separate repository for these 
users instead of integrating their modules into the current repository?

Paul D. Feeny, MCP, MCSA
IT System Administrator II - SCM
IT Production Management
Phone: 614.716.2249
Audinet: 200.2249

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