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Re: CVS login trouble on Windows


From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: CVS login trouble on Windows
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 00:58:21 -0700

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Ameya Sangekar <address@hidden> writes:

> I am having trouble using CVS. I have been added as a user to the required
> repository and am able to access cvs from eclipse as well as SmartCVS. But
> when I try to login (using "cvs login") from the command prompt or from the
> cygwin window, I keep getting the generic windows error after I give my
> password(error snapshot attached)

I don't actually see a snapshot, but I believe that address@hidden
throws away most kinds of attachments.

If I had to guess, I would suspect that the local cvs executable is
unable to find the right place to write the .cvspass file. You may
need to set the HOMEDRIVE and HOME environment variables. I am
going to guess that eclipse and SmartCVS do this for you already.

> What I have checked already:
> 1) I have ensured that the CVSROOT and PATH variables are correct.
> 2) The cvs.exe is in the PATH and is picked up correctly. This is confirmed
> by changing the version of the cvs.exe file and checking it.
> 3) I am able to ping the CVS server.
> 4) Tried resetting the password
> 5) Removed all other cvs.exe files to ensure the correct one is picked up.
> 6) Tried different versions for Windows.
> 7) No other user is having a similar problem.
> 
> Now the tricky part.
> I give the command "cvs login" and then it asks for my password. Now if I
> give an incorrect password, I get an error stating "cvs login: authorization
> failed: server cipe801.sldc.sbc.com rejected access to
> /appl/pkg1/cvs/reps/Application/cvs for user <my ID>"
> I can also checkout code using a co command directly on command prompt.
> 
> Some other details:
> using pserver
> Windows XP machine
> located in Pacific time zone
> Need the login command for use in shell script/ant
> Using Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.11.22 (client)
> 
> Please help!!!
> 
> Regards.
> Ameya.

        Good luck,
        -- Mark
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