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Re: Error Connecting to remote repository

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Error Connecting to remote repository
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 11:09:54 -0400 (EDT)

Amit Bakhru writes:
> address@hidden test]$ cvs -d
> :pserver:address@hidden:/home/cvsroot checkout test
> Fatal error, aborting.
> 11424: no such user

Your CVSROOT/passwd file is incorrectly formatted (it is *NOT* the same
as /etc/passwd).  The format is:

        user:password[:user to run as]

Your CVSROOT/passwd is something like:


so CVS is trying to run as user "11424" which doesn't exist.

Also, it's a very bad idea to use CVS as "root".

-Larry Jones

Ever notice how tense grown-ups get when they're recreating? -- Calvin

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