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Re: Unable to run cvs server


From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Unable to run cvs server
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 08:37:31 -0700

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Hi Julien,

address@hidden writes:

> Good morning.
>
> I have a problem setting a CVS server on Windows
> XP. I have downloaded the latest stable cvs.exe
> version (cvs-1-11-21) and the matching
> documentation cederqvist-1.11.21.pdf on
> http://cvs.nongnu.org
>
> Reading the documentation, I have found that, in
> the Chapter Appendix B: Quick Reference to CVS
> Commands, the following server commands are
> mentionned:
> - kserver
> - pserver
> - server
>

I believe you will find that a 'cvs.exe --version'
will indicate that the executable you downloaded
is a client-only rather than a client/server
version of cvs.

If you really need to use client/server on Windows
XP, then you will probably need to rebuild it in a
cygwin environment.

> On the other hand, my cvs.exe does not recognize
> these options so that I cannot run my server. In
> the institution I am working in, it is forbidden
> to install any software so I cannot install
> CVSNT nor TortoiseCVS etc ... the helper of CVS
> sendsn me the following message:

If it is forbidden to install any software, then
how is it you are installing the cvs.exe program?

I do not really understand why CVSNT could not be
installed. They provide a very nice integration
with Windows XP to work as both client and server.

>
> Unknown command: `server'
>
...
> (Specify the --help option for a list of other help options)
>
> Could you please help me to set my CVS server ?

I am not a Windows XP user, so I am unable to aid
you.

You may find it desirable to setup a CVS server on
an operating system that is better supported. Such
operating systems include (in alphabetical order):
FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, NetBSD, and OpenBSD (all of
which come with a 'cvs' client already installed).
Even such 'proprietary' operating systems as AIX,
HP/UX, IRIX, BSDI BSD/OS, and Solaris may have cvs
client/server added with very little hassle.

>
> Thank you
>
> Cordially,
>
> Julien QUESTER-SEMEON

        Good luck,
        -- Mark
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