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Bug 55749 - cvs pserver login problems
cvs pserver login problems
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cvs (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-11-05 23:22 EST by cbj
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-08 12:02:57 EDT
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Description cbj 2001-11-05 23:22:06 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20010901

Description of problem:
All attempts to use a pserver (login, update) are failing with an internal
error.  This does not appear to be a problem when using CVS with ssh for
instance with CVS_RSH=ssh and a repository like

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@sources.redhat.com/cvs/kawa login
2.Type 'anoncvs' and press the ENTER key at the login prompt


Pick any previous cvs checkout you'd like to update that uses pserver and
try to perform an update.  The same error message should appear except it
should say "updated aborted".

Actual Results:  cvs [login aborted]: internal error: get_cvs_port_number
called for invalid connection method (ext): Invalid argument

Expected Results:  Normal login or update from CVS.

Additional info:

This would seem to be a big problem for any developers commonly using
anonymous CVS pserver access to acquire things like gcc.  I'm going to try
reverting to cvs from Red Hat 7.1 since I know that worked.

$ cvs --version

Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.11.1p1 (client/server)

Copyright (c) 1989-2001 Brian Berliner, david d `zoo' zuhn, 
                        Jeff Polk, and other authors

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

Specify the --help option for further information about CVS
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2004-10-08 12:02:57 EDT
could not reproduce using steps provided with current releases

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