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Re: Empty password used - try 'cvs login' with a real password

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: Empty password used - try 'cvs login' with a real password
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 08:18:47 -0500
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simmo wrote:
> Should have said that I tried the obvious. Doing cvs login didn't work
> and neither did removing the .cvspass file (and re-doing cvs login).
Ah, I see. OK, then.

> We may have come up with a possible reason however, maybe someone could
> confirm it one way or the other. David's windows username is DavidB
> (Note the case of the first and last letters) whereas he had entered
> his username in the netbeans CVS configuration as davidb. I am thinking
> now that cvs was recognising that files had been checked out or updated
> etc as davidb then this different user DavidB came along and tried to
> tag them.
> What do you think?

That could be it. The user name will be stored in CVS\Root, so you may
need to run the script in the 'contrib' directory to
change the root. Either that, or just delete the working directory (make
sure there are no uncommitted changes first!), reconfigure netbeans and
do a fresh checkout.

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Jim Hyslop
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