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Old 05-31-2004, 09:49 PM   #1
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CVS Installation messed up

Hello Everybody,

I have been trying to install CVS for over two days now , it seems i did most of the part allright but still connecting it with a client is where everything is jammed. I am posting the configuration parameters out here.

export CVSROOT

service cvspserver
disable = no
port = 2401
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = root
passenv = PATH
server = /home/cvs/bin/cvs
server_args = -f -allow-root = /home/cvs/cvsroot pserver

cvspserver 2401/tcp # CVS client/server operations
cvspserver 2401/udp # CVS client/server operations



Connection Mode in Wincvs
passwd file on the server

Still when I try to connect the CVS server through any client say WinCVS it is giving me

cvs [login aborted]: unrecognized auth response from cvs: invalid option -- l

Where am I doing wrong any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
Old 06-01-2004, 10:48 AM   #2
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I really have no idea what I'm talking about but at least this will bump your post. It could be a version mismatch between wincvs and the cvs server. Or some wincvs setting along the same lines. And you have something at the end of your thing there: "Invalid option -- I" I am unfamilar with wincvs, but maybe you should try a normal cvs client on a *nix system to isolate the problem to wincvs if this is the case.
Old 06-03-2004, 02:38 AM   #3
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Thanks Peterius for your reply, i managed to get it working just a few tweaks in the configuration files was all that was needed, Its working now, thanks again for replying to my problem.

Bye take care Shaheen
Old 09-28-2005, 01:31 AM   #4
Aashish Agarwal
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can you please tell me the changes you did to configuration files.
I seem to have the same kind of problem.

connecting to CVS server using wincvs displays following error

cvs -d servr:aagarwal@ login cvs [login aborted]: connect to failed: A socket operation was attempted to an unreachable host.

same works smoothly on the same server.



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