cvsup for sourceforge & other similar sites.

Vizion vizion at
Thu Aug 25 22:44:42 GMT 2005

On Thursday 25 August 2005 13:06,  the author Giorgos Keramidas contributed to 
the dialogue on-
 Re: cvsup for sourceforge & other similar sites.: 

>On 2005-08-25 12:43, Vizion <vizion at> wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone has a successful working example of a freebsd 5.3
>> cvsup file for a site such as sourceforge? If so could you be kind
>> enuf to email me a copy.
>> I have tried a number of alternatives and failed miserably!
>I don't think that's quite possible, unless Sourceforge itself set up a
> CVSup server network.  "CVSup" is a very different beast from the CVS
> "server modes".

I am wanting to  cvs automatically - but I seem to fail to get into 
sourceforge (either command line or using cron) -- by using cvsup on the 
ports tree I have become lazy and confused by the cvs manual!! (I do wish 
freebsd manuals had more detailed examples!!). I used to do this stuff 
regularly (longer ago than I care to admit) - but it takes time to get back 
into it!
Here are a few of of my tries (as root):

dns1# cvs -f -d :pserver:anonymous at login
Logging in to :pserver:anonymous at
CVS password:
cvs login: warning: failed to open /root/.cvspass for reading: No such file or 

/* Seemed to call for a .cvspass file..
  Cant find a way to give a password  interactively so I had better create a 

/* So I create a .cvspass with a blank line
 -- (Sourceforge demands a blank) */

dns1# cp /usr/home/Sysadmin/.cvspass /root/
dns1# chown root /root/.cvspass

dns1# cvs -f -d :pserver:anonymous at login
Logging in to :pserver:anonymous at
CVS password:
cvs login: warning: skipping invalid entry in password file at line 1

/* Which was treated as invalid! */

dns1# pwd

dns1# ls -l
total 0

/* Try again adding '.' after eclipseexul */
dns1# cvs -f -d :pserver:anonymous at login
Logging in to :pserver:anonymous at
CVS password:
cvs [login aborted]: unrecognized auth response from M -!- Client 
or Server timeout occurred!

/*I just seem to get errors from cvs! I guess I need to find out what I am 
doing wrong*/


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