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Re: (newbie) Which is the actual cvsroot?/remote repository access

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: (newbie) Which is the actual cvsroot?/remote repository access
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 14:01:22 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 19 Dec 2002, Mazza, Glen R., ,CPMS wrote:

> 1.) Using Linux (Redhat 8.0) I set up a cvs repository at
> /usr/local/cvsroot.  That created a subdirectory named CVSROOT underneath
> it.  Now, whenever a command requests "the path to CVS root" (e.g., in
> setting up xinetd pserver service, checkout/update commands, etc.)--I'm
> confused which directory CVS considers as the root:  /usr/local/cvsroot or
> /usr/local/cvsroot/CVSROOT?

CVSROOT is actually a directory that contains repository configuration.
It can be checked out as a module; changes committed to the files
belonging to this module bring about dynamic configuration changes in
the repository.

It should have been named CVSCONFIG or something else; giving it the
same name as that of the CVSROOT environment variable was a crass
stupidity that only causes confusion.

> 2.) Also, in trying to access a Linux CVS server from Windows NT, do I need
> WinCVS or another CVS client on my NT machine if using pserver
> authentication? 

You cannot use a CVS repository without CVS software.

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