[thelist] CVS help needed

Beam sbeam at syxyz.net
Fri Mar 28 09:50:29 CST 2003

On Friday 28 March 2003 09:39 am, CDitty wrote:
> /usr/local/cvsroot login: no such repository
> cvs login: authorization failed: server rejected access to
> /usr/local/cvsroot login for user cvs -d :pserver:cditty
> I was going to say that this might be because the CVSROOT is owned by root,
> but when I try to login via winCVS with root user, I get the same error
> message.  Any other ideas?

did you run 
# cvs -d /usr/local/cvsroot init
then make sure /usr/local/cvsroot is writable by cditty. don't connect as 

also try adding a /usr/local/cvsroot/CVSROOT/passwd file - follow the docs - 

I think I remember reading that there is a bug in a certain version of cvs 
where it can't use shadow passwords. you don't want to use your actual system 
password anyway because cvs sends it in the clear.

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