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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: Fw: Downloading from CVS
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2005 17:57:39 GMT
--On June 29, 2005 10:31:08 AM +0100 Fred Preston <> wrote:

>         I can use putty to logon to minotaur using my user id and password.
> I am using the SSH tunnel ( localhost:2401). I have my CVSROOT setup as
> :pserver:prestonf@localhost:2401:/home/cvs.  When I use WinCVS to checkout
> the latest ws-axis/c or just type "cvs -d
> :pserver:prestonf@localhost:2401:/home/cvs -P ws-axis/c" from the command
> line, I get the following error:- "cvs (checkout aborted): Error reading
> from server localhost: -1: Unknown error".  For over a year and up until
> yesterday, this command has never failed.  Now it always failed.  Has
> something changed on minotaur that would cause this problem?

Um, you aren't supposed to be able to commit over pserver.  You need to go 
through :ext: via SSH instead (which does not need a tunnel configured).  If 
you can commit, then that's a serious bug we need to stop since pserver isn't 
supposed to be configured for commits.  -- justin

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