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Re: CVS login trouble on Windows


From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: CVS login trouble on Windows
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 22:17:56 -0700

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Ameya Sangekar <address@hidden> writes:

> Hey Mark,
>  Thanks for the reply. But the solution given by you is not the issue. It is
> able to create/write to the cvspass file. I have been trying a few things
> and have got a work around.

Good. I am happy you were able to work around the problem.

>  As I have written earlier, the login command used to throw an error, what I
> tried next was to do a checkout anyways. And I was able to! Even the CVS
> logout command gave the proper results. So even though I get an error on
> login, everything works just fine if I ignore the error.

Hmmm... So, the 'cvs login' exits with an error condition for some
reason? Very strange.

>  I have removed the error detection part from my script and now it runs just
> fine :-) Just FYI, I have a windows XP (SP2). I have never trusted windows
> anyways, and now have one more reason.

I understand. I do not have access to any windows box of any revision
and I refuse to pay for it ever again. I prefer to use Open Source
operating systems such as GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and maybe
OpenSolaris. (My employer also has a Solaris 10 box.) I am sometimes able
to test on a PowerBook running MacOS X 10.4.

>  Let me know if you folks get to fixing this thing in the future releases.
>  Thanks for taking out time for this. Appreciate it.

I doubt if I will ever know first hand. If you can reproduce this on a
GNU/Linux or other open source platform, please let us know.

        Good luck,
        -- Mark
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