Chris Rorvick <>:
> I tried the new version and found I'm unable to import via pserver:
>   $ ./cvsps --root :pserver:me@localhost:/cvsroot module
>   cvsps: connect error: Connection refused
>   cvsps: can't get CVS log data: Connection refused
> Running 2.2b1 (the version packaged w/ Fedora 17) with the same
> arguments with the addition of --cvs-direct connects OK.  I haven't
> taken much time to look into this, so I might be doing something dumb.
>  Thought I'd find out if this is a known issue before delving into it.

Your problem does reproduce here. This paragraph from the output of 
'aptitude show cvs' may be relevant:

 This package contains a CVS binary which can act as both client and server,
 although there is no CVS dæmon; to access remote repositories, please use
 :extssh: not :pserver: any more.

It's therefore possible there's something slightly busted about the pserver 
method at the CVS end, and the 3.[23] code trips over it even though the old
code did not.  Note that new cvsps uses cvs-direct mode all the time; the old
support for fetching logs through local CVS commands is gone.

I use 

      cvsps --root :local:$PWD/repo module

for my testing, and that works. I'm up to my ears in finishing up the
test suite and tracking bugs in the repo-analysis code; if you want to
speed the process up, try running a :pserver: fetch with -v on under
both old and new code to see how the protocol transactions differ.

> Also, I'm curious what impact removing the caching from cvsps will
> have on incremental imports.  Is there any?

Not that I know of.  The caching was a performance hack for human viewing
of changesets.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>
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