pserver disabled for cvs write access

David Miller justdave at
Thu Aug 12 00:30:50 UTC 2004

Those of you with CVS write access may or may not have noticed that 
pserver is no longer available as a connection method.

We are now required to use SSH to connect to CVS for writing.  (pserver 
remains available for anonymous connections)

If you're on a unixy type box, the following script should fix your 
CVSROOT in your existing working directories:

find . -path \*CVS/Root -exec perl -pi -e 's/:pserver://' {} \;

You'll then need to set the CVS_RSH environment variable to "ssh" (this 
might be a good idea to put in your login script for your shell).

This also depends on you having sent in your DSA public key for ssh when 
Leaf mailed everyone asking you to a month or two ago.  If you haven't 
done that part, send an email to cvs-admin at asking for 

If you don't already have CVS write access, this note does NOT apply to you.

Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System   

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