--- On Mon 03/15, Michael Kohne < address@hidden > wrote:
From: Michael Kohne [mailto: address@hidden
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 16:09:00 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: gCvs error: invalid option --c
> > Hi, I just installed gCvs 1.0 on my Mandrake 9.2 machine. When I try > to do any function (login, checkout, etc.) it prints an error in the > terminal window "invalid option --c" (full text below). Any ideas on > what is causing this? I don't have this option specified anywhere. I > googled it and found this problem asked before, but no solutions. Any > help is appreciated as I can't use gCvs right now. > > > > Thanks, > > Mark > > > > here is the full text of the error: > > > > /usr/bin/cvs: invalid option -- c > > Usage: cvs [cvs-options] command [command-options-and-arguments] > > where cvs-options are -q, -n, etc. > > (specify --help-options for a list of options) > > where command is add, admin, etc. > > (specify --help-commands for a list of commands > > or --help-synonyms for a list of command synonyms) > > where command-options-and-arguments depend on the specific command > > (specify -H followed by a command name for command-specific help) > > Specify --help to receive this message > > > > The Concurrent Versions System (CVS) is a tool for version control. > > For CVS updates and additional information, see > > the CVS home page at http://www.cvshome.org/ or > > Pascal Molli's CVS site at http://www.loria.fr/~molli/cvs-index.html >
This looks like an error from the underlying copy of cvs. Does gCVS included a built-in CVS client, or is it using the system cvs binary? Is it getting the right cvs binary?
There are several sub-command which my cvs man page says take a -c: cvs history (it means report on each time commit was used) cvs rdiff (explicitly specifying the default)
Does CVS work properly if you use the command line directly?
-- Michael Kohne address@hidden "You should be smarter than the equipment you are trying to operate." -- Matt Osborne
Hi Micheal, thanks for your reply. I'm just using the default installation of gCvs, so I'm using whatever binary is the default (I'm not sure how this works). I'm confused because the command line CVS client works fine, and I can't figure out where this -c option is coming from. Maybe this is a bug in gCvs?
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