Could not access CVS for llvm

I tried to access the latest LLVM, since several messages here so far have
referred me to it. Now I have no experience with CVS-over-the-net. My
previous experiences with versoin control have been RCS and Monotone.

Brief summary:

hendrik@lovesong:~/dv$ mkdir llvm
hendrik@lovesong:~/dv$ cd llvm
hendrik@lovesong:~/dv/llvm$ cvs -d :pserver:anon@llvm.org:/var/cvs/llvm login
Logging in to :pserver:anon@llvm.org:2401/var/cvs/llvm
CVS password:
cvs login: warning: failed to open /farhome/hendrik/.cvspass for reading: No such file or directory
hendrik@lovesong:~/dv/llvm$

So hitting return at the password prompt, as instructed at
  http://llvm.org/docs/GettingStarted.html#checkout
does not appear to work. Maybe cvs has changed its UI?

-- hendrik

Hendrik Boom wrote:

I tried to access the latest LLVM, since several messages here so far have
referred me to it. Now I have no experience with CVS-over-the-net. My
previous experiences with versoin control have been RCS and Monotone.

Brief summary:

hendrik@lovesong:~/dv$ mkdir llvm
hendrik@lovesong:~/dv$ cd llvm
hendrik@lovesong:~/dv/llvm$ cvs -d :pserver:anon@llvm.org:/var/cvs/llvm login
Logging in to :pserver:anon@llvm.org:2401/var/cvs/llvm
CVS password:
cvs login: warning: failed to open /farhome/hendrik/.cvspass for reading: No such file or directory
hendrik@lovesong:~/dv/llvm$
  

It appears that you only received a warning from cvs indicating that it cannot find a file on your local machine.

Have you tried running the "cvs co" command (as documented in the Getting Started Guide)? I suspect that it will work since the "cvs login" error message is only a warning.

-- John T.

Hendrik,

You could also just "touch ~/.cvspass" to create the file which should
eliminate the warning. However, since you did a login, and it seemed
successful, chances are the file now exists (containing the blank
password for anon@llvm.org).

Reid.

Hendrik,

You could also just "touch ~/.cvspass" to create the file which should
eliminate the warning. However, since you did a login, and it seemed
successful, chances are the file now exists (containing the blank
password for anon@llvm.org).

Indeed, the file is there.

Reid.

Hendrik Boom wrote:
> I tried to access the latest LLVM, since several messages here so far have
> referred me to it. Now I have no experience with CVS-over-the-net. My
> previous experiences with versoin control have been RCS and Monotone.
>
> Brief summary:
>
> hendrik@lovesong:~/dv$ mkdir llvm
> hendrik@lovesong:~/dv$ cd llvm
> hendrik@lovesong:~/dv/llvm$ cvs -d :pserver:anon@llvm.org:/var/cvs/llvm login
> Logging in to :pserver:anon@llvm.org:2401/var/cvs/llvm
> CVS password:
> cvs login: warning: failed to open /farhome/hendrik/.cvspass for reading: No such file or directory
> hendrik@lovesong:~/dv/llvm$
>
It appears that you only received a warning from cvs indicating that it
cannot find a file on your local machine.

Have you tried running the "cvs co" command (as documented in the
Getting Started Guide)? I suspect that it will work since the "cvs
login" error message is only a warning.

Did that today, now that I realise that the login was, against
appearances, successful. It seems to be working as I post.

-- hendrik

Its possible to get the "file not found" error if the directory is not
readable. Are you sure you don't have a permissions problem or
something?

Reid.

I think the ~/.cvspass file was indeed not there, and an informational
message telling me that made me think access had been prohibited.
When, as a result of messages posted here, I retried the cvs co command,
it worked fine.

-- hendrik