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Old 08-03-2004, 12:37 PM   #1
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Angry CVS Setup RH / SUSE 9.1 Problems :(

Hey guys, this is my first time posting here so I'd like to say "hi" first of all.

now to my problem.

I have two linux boxes set up in my office. One is running Red Hat 9.0 and the other one is running SUSE 9.1.

I had the RH server running for a few weeks and I had set up CVS on it and it works perfectly.

Actually, CVS was already loaded on the RH server I guess typically just from a normal installation. The only thing I had to do was do the:

cvs -d /usr/local/repository init

Then properly chown/chmod the directory then that was it.

I do all my development through Websphere Studio Development Client and all I had to do to tie my client to the server was create a new repository and put in the repository location: /usr/local/repository, my log in name, and password, and I used extshh.

Worked absolutely perfectly.

So then I download and install SUSE 9.1 on the other server and find out CVS is not even installed there. So I use Yast to get the package and install it. I followed the same set up, except I couldn't get it to work at all through extshh.

I set it up for pserver instead by adding the proper lines in my /etc/services

cvspserver tcp/2401 etc.

And then went ahead and added the cvspserver file to my /etc/xinitd.d directory.

it looks like it's connecting but I cant check files in or out at all. It says something about cannot create lock.

First of all, why can't I use extshh with SUSE 9.1/CVS ? Anyone have any ideas what it could be?

It seemed so easy with Red hat but so difficult with SUSE 9.1, anyone have any clue? Thanks so much!

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Old 08-30-2004, 10:47 PM   #2
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CVS setup RH

Hi mbeutel,

Would you be able to share with me how you setup CVS in RH9, thanks.

I am facing problem with it.


Old 09-29-2004, 02:31 AM   #3
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I would like to know the installation procedure of CVS on REdHat Linux 9.can you share the same in a document?
you can email to

Thanks & Regards,
Old 11-17-2004, 12:17 PM   #4
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Hello Mbeutel,

one possible reason you are getting this error is that when you try and check out a file as non-route it changes the group to the user primary group. You have to make the group file permission stick by logging on as root, going to the repository dir e.g. /home/cvsrep
And issuing the command >chmod g+w .
Try this!
And now can anyone help me. I can not get pserver working on a redhat 9 machine. When I >telnet localhost 2401 I get a conection refused message. When I nmap -v localhost the 2401 port is not active, even though I have enabled cvs, checked xinetd has a cvspserver file, and that a mapping exists in services! Help anyone?
Old 11-18-2004, 08:52 PM   #5
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Can you share your cvs setup in redhat? how xinetd configuration for cvspserver? I got a problem in debian when I used pserver for connection, it show me :-Server configuration missing --allow-root in inetd.conf , but I am using xinetd instead of inetd.


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