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cvs problem

From: Karl Schmid
Subject: cvs problem
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 11:28:36 +0200
User-agent: KNode/0.7.1


I try to commit an edited file from emacs 21.1.1 under RedHat Linux 

When I enter: C-x v v, add a change comment, enter C-c C-c, I get the 
following error message:

You have no controlling tty.  Cannot read passphrase. 
cvs [commit aborted]: end of file from server (consult above messages if 
This error obviously has something to do with the CVS and ssh settings.

HOWEVER: When I commit the same file from the commandline, I have no 
problems at all commiting it, because the CVS settings are correct.

We have another server with Emacs 21.1.1 installed. From this server, CVS 
from within emacs works fine. 

My conclusion is that some of the Emacs settings on this machine must be 
incorrect. I have browsed through newsgroups and the manuals, but have not 
found a solution.

Has anyone an idea where I should start troubleshooting or even a 


-- Karl

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