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Re: problem with ssh during cvs actions

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: problem with ssh during cvs actions
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:13:39 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

Hello Harry,

* On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 09:56:01AM -0500 Harry Putnam wrote:
> CVS_SERVER=/usr/bin/cvs;export CVS_SERVER
> CVSROOT=:ext:address@hidden:/usr/local/cvsroot;export CVSROOT
> cvs -ttt -n update -dP
>   -> main: Session ID is e9SqppgKq6SCFlSt
>   -> Name_Root ((null), (null))
>   -> parse_cvsroot (reader:/usr/local/cvsroot)
>   -> walklist ( list=814ddb0, proc=80a09a0, closure=0 )
>   -> main loop with CVSROOT=/usr/local/cvsroot
>   -> open_connection_to_server (reader:/usr/local/cvsroot)
>   -> Starting server: ssh reader /usr/bin/cvs server 
>  Password: xxxxxxx
>  Unknown command: `server'
>  CVS commands are:
>  [...]

Do you have a shell account on the server? Can you verify that the

    /usr/bin/cvs server 

actually works from the command line?

You stated in one of your first mail:

OLD>  Both server and client are installed on Gentoo linux:
OLD>    Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.12.12 (client)

OLD> Its an OpenSolaris OS doing the calling and using:
OLD>    Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.12.13 (client/server)

OLD> So Opensolaris cvs client is contacting Gentoo linux where CVSROOT is
OLD> housed.

So, the Gentoo Linux CVS in /usr/bin/cvs is compiled without server
support (as the version information tells us). Thus, "cvs server" is not
supposed to work.

In contrast, the OpenSolaris system has the server functionality
compiled it. Thus, the opposite direction should work. I had to reread
this mail over and over again to recognise that Gentoo is intended to be
the CVS server, not OpenSolaris.

Thus, you have to recompile CVS on the Gentoo box and make sure that you
include the server functionality.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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