Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
Kenneth A. Bond wrote:

I am trying to update my source using CVS, as CVSup is not an option in my current environment. I am running FreeBSD 4.10.
Below are the commands that I am entering in order to perform the update, but for some reason, I am getting the following error when attempting to update my source:

lx1005# pwd
lx1005# setenv CVSROOT [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/home/ncvs
lx1005# cvs co -rRELENG_4_10 src
cvs [checkout aborted]: cannot write /home/ncvs/CVSROOT/val-tags: Permission denied
lx1005# whoami

I'm thinking it must be something in your configuration, as I can't replicate the problem here.

I can, but only if I include the -rRELENG_4_10 part.

(using csh)

# setenv CVSROOT [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/home/ncvs
# cvs co -rRELENG_4_10 src/COPYRIGHT
cvs [checkout aborted]: cannot write /home/ncvs/CVSROOT/val-tags: Permission denied
# cvs co src/COPYRIGHT

If there were a file in the way, you'd see something like

# rm -rf src/
# mkdir src
# touch src/COPYRIGHT
# cvs co src/COPYRIGHT
cvs checkout: cannot open CVS/Entries for reading: No such file or directory
cvs [checkout aborted]: no repository

The reason why I think this is a server issue is that there is no reference to /home/ncvs on my system besides the CVSROOT variable. Of course, I might be doing something wrong, but I'm completely lost on what it could be.

Do you have "CVS_RSH=ssh" in your environment?

From man cvs:

              cvs uses the contents of this variable to determine the name  of
              the  remote shell command to use when starting a cvs server.  If
              this variable is not set then `ssh' is used.

I take is that it doesn't matter if you've got it set or not, as long as you want to use ssh.

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