Wednesday, May 14, 2008

[linux] CVS server issue + solution

I was trying to use my computer to serve a CVS repository. Should be
simple as connecting through SSH,
but I was getting the error "unknown command server" whenever I typed
"cvs up -d"

The solution in Gentoo Linux was to re-emerge CVS with the server flag
enabled, which can be done by adding the line "dev-util/cvs server" to
/etc/portage/package.use

2 comments:

Mike T. said...

Thanks for documenting this. I had been having the same problem for a while a could not figure it out. In the past, the server USE flag was not necessary. I know this because my CVS server was working just fine until a system upgrade broke it at some point.

derliebemarcus said...

Wow. Thanks a lot!