Thank you, Christian.

I tried cvs add but then I got the following result:

cvs diff: <file_name> is a new entry, no comparison available

I am trying review board for facilitating our code review practice. We
have a primitive mechanism around cvs and bugzilla for post-commit
reviews but we do not have anything for facilitating pre-commit
reviews. I would especially like to be able to create review request
with a code file without diff. It looks like it may be possible to
write a repository class for review board to allow that.

On the other hand, I have tried to post-review tool as well but I
could not get it work. I am getting the following error:

Error creating review request: The repository path specified is not in
the list of known repositories (code 206)

I put the following line into .reviewboardrc file:

And, review-board repository settings are as follows:
Hosting Service: Custom
Repository Type: CVS
Path: cvs:/var/cvs
Mirror Path:
Username: <my_cvs_username>
Password: <my_cvs_password>

I have seen couple email threads discussing the same issue and your
responses to them; but somehow I still could not get this work.

Thanks again,


On Sep 25, 12:41 pm, Christian Hammond <> wrote:
> You just need to cvs add these files and then generate a diff. This model
> (pre-commit reviews) are actually the model we had in mind when writing
> Review Board.
> We highly recommend using post-review for diff generation and uploading. It
> will make life much easier. You can get this by:
>     easy_install -U RBTools
> See the docs on the website for usage instructions.
> Christian
> --
> Christian Hammond -
> Review Board -
> VMware, Inc. -
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 9:36 AM, Deniz <> wrote:
> > Is there any way to create review request for code files that are not
> > added into CVS repository yet?
> > I would like to be able to send review requests for classes that I am
> > writing first time and not yet added into CVS.
> > thanks,
> > Deniz
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