CVS CO Error

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at
Mon Sep 13 14:49:05 PDT 2004

Kenneth A. Bond wrote:

>I am trying to update my source using CVS, as CVSup is not an option in 
>my current environment. I am running FreeBSD 4.10.
>Below are the commands that I am entering in order to perform the update, 
>but for some reason, I am getting the following error when attempting to update my source:
>lx1005# pwd
>lx1005# setenv CVSROOT anoncvs at
>lx1005# cvs co -rRELENG_4_10 src
>cvs [checkout aborted]: cannot write /home/ncvs/CVSROOT/val-tags: Permission denied
>lx1005# whoami
>These commands show that I am in the /usr/src directory (which is where I 
>should be), and that I am the root user.
>I was informed by another user that this was a server error, but I can't 
>seem to get around it no matter which anoncvs server I use.
>Please advise.

I'm thinking it must be something in your configuration, as I
can't replicate the problem here.

Do you have "CVS_RSH=ssh" in your environment?

>Computers are like Air Conditioners: They stop working properly if you open Windows.

Heh...if only people would build houses without them.  But they
like the look of Windows, methinks...

Kevin Kinsey

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