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RE: Connection refused - no such repository

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Connection refused - no such repository
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 09:13:09 -0500

Paul New wrote:
> I am having dificulty connecting from Eclipse CVS client to 
> CVS server on 
> linux machine. When adding new repository in Eclipse I get an 
> error message: 
> "I/O exception occured: Connection refused: 
> /usr/local/cvsroot: no such 
> repository". I can check out a project from 
> /usr/local/cvsroot when working 
> directly on the server but I cannot connect from the client.
> Details:
> $CVSROOT=/usr/local/cvsroot   specified in root's .bash_profile
> /usr/local/cvsroot/CVSROOT/passwd   which has 1 line: anonymous:
> cvsroot directory and all under is in cvs group
Right, but what about the $CVSROOT on the client - what does it contain?
That's the one that's likely not set properly.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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