cvsnt (server) crashes on all operations after portupgrade

Steve Franks bahamasfranks at
Fri Feb 12 23:48:50 UTC 2010

Hi all,

Did a routine portupgrade the other day.  Looks like cvsnt's server is
now crashing on all operations (login, update, etc).   I'm getting a
blah blah pid xyx(cvsnt) coredumped in my /var/log/messages file.

Due to the low traffic on the cvsnt list these days, I assume this is
a FreeBSD issue, not a cvsnt issue - no one else seems to be down.

Anyone have any ideas?  I sent a bunch of client-side info to the
cvsnt list, below, but the long & short of it is that cvsnt goes down
hard right after inetd launches it.  Can't find much server side info
other than the coredump notification in /var/log/messages.

I've got 8-release sources csup'd, I'm going to do an installworld in
case something got out of sync.  I'm grabbing at straws here,
obviously.  No cvsnt, I'm out of business until it's fixed.  Maybe
this will finally get me to move to subversion...


On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Steve Franks <bahamasfranks at> wrote:
> Upgraded cvsnt to 2.5.04 on my server, at which point it promptly
> stopped working.  I can't seem to google anything remotely close to
> the behavior I'm seeing, and all the files in /usr/local/etc/cvsnt
> look fine to me, so hopefully someone has insight...
> Thanks,
> Steve
> Try pserver locally:
> [steve at aire ~/cvsnt_test]$ cvsnt -z9 -q -t -d:pserver:steve at localhost/fd login
> 16:56:10:   -> Tracelevel set to 1.  PID is 65774
> 16:56:10:   -> Session ID is 100ee4b74991aa0a9
> 16:56:10:   -> Session time is Thu Feb 11 23:56:10 2010
> 16:56:10:   -> main loop with CVSROOT=:pserver:steve at localhost/fd
> Logging in to :pserver:steve at localhost:2401:/fd
> CVS Password:
> cvsnt [login aborted]: Error reading from server localhost: 0: File exists
> Try sserver remote:
> [steve at dystant /usr/home/steve/projects]$ cvsnt -z9 -q -t update -d
> 16:57:55:   -> Tracelevel set to 1.  PID is 10889
> 16:57:55:   -> Session ID is 2a894b7499838e28
> 16:57:55:   -> Session time is Thu Feb 11 23:57:55 2010
> 16:57:55:   -> main loop with
> CVSROOT=:sserver:steve at
> Read data failed (5): Server dropped connection.
> cvsnt [update aborted]: Error reading from server
> -1: Permission denied
> [steve at dystant /usr/home/steve/projects]$

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