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Re: CVS web interface error

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,Marc Fournier <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Subject: Re: CVS web interface error
Date: 2004-07-26 13:06:51
Message-ID: 410501EB.4010702@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Simon Riggs wrote:

>On Mon, 2004-07-26 at 05:57, Tom Lane wrote: 
>  
>
>>Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
>>    
>>
>>>CVS web interface has not been working for a few days. Not important
>>>right now, but something to fix soon-ish.
>>>      
>>>
>>It works okay for me (modulo $PostgreSQL$ issue, see other thread).
>>What URL are you visiting to get the stated error?
>>
>>    
>>
>No, this isn't a CVSup issue.
>
>Go to http://developer.postgresql.org/
>then pick PostgreSQL Server CVS web interface.
>
>That successfully displays you list of files.
>
>Pick one, click on it and that file's history appears.
>
>Click "download" and it fails consistently with the error:
>------------------------------------------------------
>Error
>Error: Unexpected output from cvs co: cvs [checkout aborted]: Absolute
>module reference invalid: `/pgsql-server/COPYRIGHT' 
>
>Check whether the directory /cvsroot//CVSROOT exists and the script has
>write-access to the CVSROOT/history file if it exists.
>The script needs to place lock files in the directory the file is in as
>well.
>------------------------------------------------------ 
>The error is received no matter which file you pick.
>
>I've got no problems with CVS, just the web interface CVSweb.
>
>  
>

This is probably related to some hardening Marc did recently to cope 
with some CVS security issues. It can be seen at this URL, for example:

http://developer.postgresql.org/cvsweb.cgi/~checkout~/pgsql-server/README?rev=1.29&content-type=text/plain

FWIW, cvsweb download is working fine (after a recent fix) on pgfoundry.

cheers

andrew

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