cvs instructions

Tushar Teredesai tush at
Mon Sep 16 08:39:14 PDT 2002

Matthias Benkmann wrote:

>On Sun, 15 Sep 2002 21:39:26 -0500 "DJ Lucas" <dj_me at> wrote:
>>Just a quick thought, although rather trivial, perhaps we should
>>instruct the user to 'touch ~/.cvspass' as cvs will close with this
>>error if the file does not exist.
>Huh? On my system CVS reports the missing file but works nontheless. Oh,
>wait. Are you talking about "cvs login" ? Is that the command that fails?
>Just forget it. I've not encountered a single site where anonymous access
>actually requires a cvs login (although they all list in in the
>instructions). And noone I've asked so far could provide me with a reason
>to use cvs login. They all say that they've just copied the cvs
>instructions from somewhere else and never questioned them.
Same here, I never use the cvs login for anyonymous access and it has 
never failed (unless of course the anonymous access requires a password).

BTW, it is not an error, just a warning.

Tushar Teredesai
LFS ID: 1377

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