[cvsnt] Connect PHPEclipse with CVSNT?

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Tue Nov 10 20:43:47 GMT 2009

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Hi Steve,

> I think I am close to getting PHP Eclipse and CVSNT working 
> together, but I am missing something.

Our eBook 'All About CVS' contains extensive instructions on how to
configure CVSNT for use with Eclipse - it's a big topic and not one that
I am going to approach here.  We do not discuss PHPEclipse specifically
in the book, but eclipse is just eclipse.

Here is what some other people wrote on this newsgroup last year about
the value of purchasing CVS Suite:

Jan Keirse; Mon Nov 10 2008
"I would like to confirm this to everyone listening who hasn't bought
product yet. I learned most of the things I know about CVS before I got 
the eBook and it took me ages. I can confirm that the eBook alone is
the license fee, even without support it would. It saves numerous hours
finding out how everything works and how things can or should be done.
online manual is nothing compared to this! 
And I'm not getting paid to say this ;-)"

Andy Southby; Mon Nov 10 2008
"The ebook is invaluable and have to admit that I bought a personal copy
of the last release just to get the ebook. I'm not getting paid to say
this either but a free copy of the 2008 version would be nice ;-)"

> The command line: cvs init -f -a MyProjects seems to have 
> initialized the directory indicated by CVSROOT.

Check the manual so you are sure you understand what this command

Note: 'CVSROOT' 'CVS' 'CVSNT' 'root' 'Administrator' 'cvsadmin' are all
reserved words and using them arbitrarily will result in undefined and
unstable results.  Repository aliases should always start with a
'slash'.  How about calling your repository directory 'c:\myrepo'?  How
about an alias of '/opt/myrepo'?

> I get this message: cvs init: Repository MyProjects <C:\CVSROOT>

Yes - message is clear I think.

> Error validating location: "Could not connect to
> :pserver:. at localhost:/CVSROOT: I/O exception occurred: 
> Connection refused:
> /CVSROOT: no such repository"

Yes - message is clear to me - you do not have a repository named

Maybe you named it something else?  Hint - the message you got when you
initialised the repository does confirm the name you gave it was not

Note: the CVSNT Control Panel allows initialising / creating a
repository graphically.


Arthur Barrett

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