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Re: cvs 1.11.2 server hungs on sigpipe


From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: cvs 1.11.2 server hungs on sigpipe
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 20:11:05 GMT

"Derek Robert Price" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
> >>With NT/2000/XP, CVS should compose this
> >>automatically using the HOMEDRIVE & HOMEPATH environment variables set
> >>by the OS.
> >
> >And for Win 98 it uses what by default?  The error message is
> >not clear if I need to set that environment variable.  I don't need
> >to set it for normal operations though???
>
> Well, on all Windows platforms CVS first looks for HOME, then if it
> doesn't find it it attempts to compse HOME from HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH.
>  It just so happens that the NT based systems automatically set
> HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH.
>
> I thought "Could not discover home directory" was pretty clear.  It is
> fairly clearly stated in the docs as well, I believe.  Perhaps the error
> message deserves treatment in the troubleshooting section of the manual.
>  Patches always welcome!!!  :)

Well, can a non-existant HOME be treated such that any
files attempting to be read from HOME simply don't exist,
ie pointing to an imaginary, empty directory?

Or does it need a place to write stuff too?

BFN.  Paul.




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