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Old 09-22-2004, 04:00 AM   #1
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CVS-"no repository exist" ERROR

Hello friends
i have installed cvs-1-11-* on my redhat 9.0 box
this cvs works perfectly on local method but gives a lot problem on pserver method

my xinetd configfile is
service cvspserver
port = 2401
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = cvs
passenv =
server = /usr/bin/cvs
server_args = --allow-root=/cvs/cvsroot -f pserver
env = HOME=/home/cvs
log = /var/log/cvslog

i have created a repository at
but whenever i try

cvs -d : pserver:sandeepm@localhost:/cvs/cvsroot/mypr login
Logging in to : pserver:sandeepm@localhost:2401/cvs/cvsroot/mypr
CVS password:
/cvs/cvsroot/mypr: no such repository

how can i solve the problem
plese reply soon

Last edited by sm_it_101; 09-22-2004 at 04:01 AM.
Old 10-06-2004, 01:47 AM   #2
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The easiest (and most secure) way to do it is not to use pserver at all. Run sshd on your server machine, and on the client connect using the cvs :ext: method. For example:

cvs -d :ext:sandeepm@localhost:/cvs/cvsroot/mypr login

You might need to define the CVS_RSH environment variable, to tell cvs where your ssh binary is located:

export CVS_RSH=/usr/bin/ssh

That's all you need to do. Then as long as you've got SSH configured so you can login, you can login to CVS too.
Old 10-06-2004, 04:28 AM   #3
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Thanks fro the reply ..
But i already found the solution for the problem

actually i made a mistake while creating the repository

the path to the repository should be exactly same to the variable in --allow-root
in the xinetd.conf file

and also this method provides a very reliable access with ssh there are other problems........
like some organisation do not allow ssh connections for security reasons


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