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Re: PATCH: cvs.html

On Fri, Dec 14, 2001 at 07:29:08PM +0100, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Janis Johnson wrote:
> > I tried this on a machine where I normally use anonymous CVS access and
> > it didn't work:
> >
> > elm3a83% CVSROOT=""
> > elm3a83% export CVSROOT
> > elm3a83% cvs login
> > Logging in to
> > CVS password:
> > elm3a83% cd gcc
> > elm3a83% contrib/gcc_update
> > Updating CVS tree
> > cvs update: authorization failed: server rejected access to /cvs/gcc for user anoncvs
>                                            ^^^^^^^^^^^
>                                            !!!!!!!!!!!
> > Are your new instructions missing something, or does gcc_update need
> > tweaks for this, or did I just blow it somewhere?
> If you already have checked out a tree, you cannot easily change the
> CVS server used by that tree; I believe the command-line option -d of
> cvs will overrule the server stored in the aux. files in your local
> tree, while CVSROOT will *not* overrule these aux. files.

If you add a news message asking people to switch to the new CVS server
then you can specify that they'll need to start with a new tree, for
those who aren't very familiar with CVS.


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