Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55749
cvs pserver login problems
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:49:42 EDT
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org/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.
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
could not reproduce using steps provided with current releases