Using CVS in Mac OS X

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I'm having trouble using CVS with Apple's open source servers. I'm following the instructions at

First step: set the CVSROOT variable:

%setenv CVSROOT

Success: environment variable is


% cvs login

(Logging in to

CVS password:

/Users/stoo/programs/cvs: no such repository

cvs [login aborted]: authorization failed: server rejected access

Any idea what the problem is?


  • Reply 1 of 2
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    the problem is with that environment variable. it should be:


    the path (after the last colon) is a path on the server, and ur not supposed to replace it with something local.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    I've replaced the path with /cvs/Darwin (as shown on the Apple guidelines) and still get the same error.
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