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Re: pserver problems

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: pserver problems
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 11:13:25 -0400 (EDT)

MOHIT A LAD writes:
> My setup:
> =========
> redhat 6.2 kernel2.2.14-12
> cvs1.10.7

I strongly suggest upgrading to the current release (1.11), which you
can get from, but that isn't what's causing your

> 1> export CVSROOT=:pserver:address@hidden:/usr/local/cvsdb 
> 2> cvs login - successful
> 3> all other cvs commands return the following error:
> unrecognized auth response from bharat: YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not
> bound

You have some kind of an NIS (nee Yellow Pages) problem on the server.
My guess is that you're using NIS for passwords or groups and the server
machine is unable to contact the NIS server for your domain.

> This seems absurd as since the cvs login/logout succeeds the other cvs
> commands should work. 

Not true:  logout is purely client side, it doesn't contact the server
at all.  And for login the server just checks the password and exits, it
doesn't get around to switching to run as the user.

-Larry Jones

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