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From: Mark Baushke
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Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 08:34:08 -0700 (PDT)

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Subject: Re: Unable to run cvs server 
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From: "Mark D. Baushke" <address@hidden>
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Hi Julien,

address@hidden writes:

> Good morning.
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> I have a problem setting  a CVS server on Windows XP. I have downloaded=20
> the latest stable cvs.exe version (cvs-1-11-21) and the matching=20
> documentation cederqvist-1.11.21.pdf on http://cvs.nongnu.org
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> Reading the documentation, I have found that, in the Chapter Appendix B:=
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> Quick Reference to CVS Commands, the following server commands are=20
> mentionned:=20
> - kserver
> - pserver
> - server
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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=
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> cannot run my server. In the institution I am working in, it is forbidden=
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> to install any software so I cannot install CVSNT nor TortoiseCVS etc ...=
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> 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.

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> Unknown command: `server'
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> CVS commands are:
>         add          Add a new file/directory to the repository
>         admin        Administration front end for rcs
>         annotate     Show last revision where each line was modified
>         checkout     Checkout sources for editing
>         commit       Check files into the repository
>         diff         Show differences between revisions
>         edit         Get ready to edit a watched file
>         editors      See who is editing a watched file
>         export       Export sources from CVS, similar to checkout
>         history      Show repository access history
>         import       Import sources into CVS, using vendor branches
>         init         Create a CVS repository if it doesn't exist
>         log          Print out history information for files
>         login        Prompt for password for authenticating server
>         logout       Removes entry in .cvspass for remote repository
>         rannotate    Show last revision where each line of module was=20
> modified
>         rdiff        Create 'patch' format diffs between releases
>         release      Indicate that a Module is no longer in use
>         remove       Remove an entry from the repository
>         rlog         Print out history information for a module
>         rtag         Add a symbolic tag to a module
>         status       Display status information on checked out files
>         tag          Add a symbolic tag to checked out version of files
>         unedit       Undo an edit command
>         update       Bring work tree in sync with repository
>         version      Show current CVS version(s)
>         watch        Set watches
>         watchers     See who is watching a file
> (Specify the --help option for a list of other help options)
>=20
> 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.

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> Thank you
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> Cordially,
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> Julien QUESTER-SEMEON

        Good luck,
        -- Mark
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