problem connecting to cvsnt

  • vincent j. buonassisi


    i installed tkcvs on my windows 7 computer.  i set  CVSROOT = :sspi:domain/username@hostname:/cvsrep.  when i try to checkout a module from cvs i get a dialog that says:

    child killed: unknown signal

    i'm also having problems going into a cvs working directory.  i get the following error:

    can't read "species": no such variable
    can't read "species": no such variable
        while executing
    "gen_log:log D "Split: $species $version""
        (procedure "cvs_version" line 28)
        invoked from within
        (procedure "read_cvs_dir" line 13)
        invoked from within
    "read_cvs_dir  "
        (procedure "cvsroot_check" line 10)
        invoked from within
    "cvsroot_check "
        (procedure "setup_dir" line 42)
        invoked from within
        (procedure "change_dir" line 14)
        invoked from within
    "change_dir "$file""
        (procedure "workdir_edit_file" line 16)
        invoked from within
    "workdir_edit_file "
        (command bound to event)

    can tkcvs work w/ sspi protocol?


  • DorothyR

    DorothyR - 2012-01-28

    I don't know if it works with sspi or not - I've never tried it.  But the error you report looks fixable, if I can find out what it's trying to parse.  What output do you get if you run "cvs -v" on the command line?

  • vincent j. buonassisi


    thanks for the reply.  i get the following:

    Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.8.01 (Soolin) Build 4218 (client/serv

    Copyright (C) 1989-2001 Brian Berliner, david d `zoo' zuhn,
                            Jeff Polk, and other authors
    CVSNT version (Jul 21 2011) Copyright (C) 1999-2009 Tony Hoyle and others

    Commercial support and training provided by March Hare Software Ltd.

    CVSNT may be copied only under the terms of the GNU General Public License
    a copy of which can be found with the CVS distribution.

    The CVSNT Application API is licensed under the terms of the
    GNU Library (or Lesser) General Public License.

    SSH connectivity provided by PuTTY:
      PuTTY is copyright 1997-2001 Simon Tatham.
      Portions copyright Robert de Bath, Joris van Rantwijk, Delian
      Delchev, Andreas Schultz, Jeroen Massar, Wez Furlong, Nicolas Barry,
      Justin Bradford, and CORE SDI S.A.

    Perl Compatible Regular Expression Library (PCRE)
      Copyright (C) 1997-2004 University of Cambridge.
      Licensed under the BSD license.

    Specify the -help option for further information about CVS



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