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Re: Win XP SP2: cvs over ssh problems

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Christopher Cobb wrote:

> My XP machine at work was just upgraded to SP2.  Now I'm having problems
> accessing a cvs repository on a linux box over ssh.  Everything was working
> fine until this SP2 upgrade.
> I can access the cvs host via ssh normally (although in a possibly
> related matter, ssh sometimes seems to be a character behind when using
> vi remotely -- has anyone else noticed that behavior?  This was true
> before the SP2 upgrade). Invoking cvs remotely without a password seems
> to work fine:
> $ cvs status myFile.txt
> cvs status: warning: unrecognized response `Warning: No xauth data; using fake
> authentication dat' from cvs servering.
> (never returns)

I'm a bit concerned about the "ing" above (marked with "!!!").  Looks like
you have intermixed the outputs of programs somehow...

> Examining the process server side reveals that the cvs process is hung on
> reading stdin:
> # strace -p 5316
> read(0,  <unfinished ...>
> Is anyone aware of any changes in SP2 that would cause this problem?
> Are there any workarounds?

Does "export CVS_RSH='/usr/bin/ssh -x'" help?  You really don't need X
forwarding for cvs...
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