[Mediawiki-l] CVS or subversion?

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Sat Mar 11 15:43:23 UTC 2006


Well the final thing to be pointed out is that if SourceForge's
regular CVS access is crap (which it is), then their anonymous access
is quite frankly horrendous; it's often down or wobbling, and it lags
like there's no tomorrow.


Rob Church

On 11/03/06, The XEN ICT Team - Ricardo Rodríguez <webmaster at xen.net> wrote:
> Thanks Rob. It started to work with the folder name changed to low-case but the process seemed to crash and get the following messages:
>
> -----
> In C:\workplace: "C:\Archivos de programa\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" "-q" "checkout" "-P" "phase3"
> CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/wikipedia
>
> cvs [checkout aborted]: authorization failed: server cvs.sourceforge.net rejected access to /cvsroot/wikipedia for user anonymous
>
> Error, CVS operation failed
>
> In : "C:\Archivos de programa\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" "-q" "login"
> CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/wikipedia
>
> Logging in to :pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:2401:/cvsroot/wikipedia
> cvs [login aborted]: authorization failed: server cvs.sourceforge.net rejected access to /cvsroot/wikipedia for user anonymous
>
> Error, CVS operation failed
>
> In C:\workplace: "C:\Archivos de programa\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" "-q" "checkout" "-P" "phase3"
> CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/wikipedia
>
> cvs checkout: Empty password used - try 'cvs login' with a real password
>
>
> Success, CVS operation completed
> -----
>
> Here the new configuration...
>
> http://nvx.environmentalchange.net/@rrodriguez/images/TortoiseCVSconf.jpg
>
> Extensions worked without a glitch
>
> Could it be some kind of issue on the server side? A limitation in the number of concurrent anonymous connections? I think that if this is the case, the error message must be a bit more clear!
>
> Just a couple of tips:
>
> # As for pserver authentication, that is what MediaWiki site reads. But look at this from TortoiseCVS help file:
>
> ---
> TortoiseCVS Client Installation Instructions
> ...
> You will need your user name on SourceForge.net, and the project UNIX name. Fill in the dialog as follows:
> Protocol: Secure Shell (:ext)
> ---
>
> # As per the repository folder: my fault, it is again far clear in the MediaWiki site. The name of the project at SourceForge is Mediawiki and I've messed things up. My apologies. The name of the folder is clearly wikipedia.
>
> Thanks for your help,
>
> Ricardo
>
>
> --
> Ricardo Rodríguez
> The XEN ICT Team
>
> >>> Rob Church<robchur at gmail.com> 10/3/2006 22:02 >>>
>
> You need to use password-server (pserver) authentication. Also, the
> repository folder is /CVSROOT/WIKIPEDIA (not "mediawiki").
>
>
> Rob Church
>
> On 10/03/06, The XEN ICT Team - Ricardo Rodríguez <webmaster at xen.net> wrote:
> > Sorry, I'm not able to find my error.
> >
> > Hitting Enter gives an error. Please, find following the log. Whatever protocol I try (ext: as per TortoiseCVS docs or pserver: as per MediaWiki docs, the login failes. Here is the entries I'm using in the Checkout window...
> > http://nvx.environmentalchange.net/@rrodriguez/images/TortoiseCVSconf.jpg
> >
> >
> > In C:\workplace: "C:\Archivos de programa\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" "-q" "checkout" "-P" "phase3"
> > CVSROOT=:ext:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/mediawiki
> >
> > cvs checkout: warning: unrecognized response `Access denied
> > ' from cvs server
> > cvs [checkout aborted]: end of file from server (consult above messages if any)
> >
> > Error, CVS operation failed
> >
> > In C:\workplace: "C:\Archivos de programa\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" "-q" "checkout" "-P" "phase3"
> > CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/mediawiki
> >
> > cvs checkout: Empty password used - try 'cvs login' with a real password
> >
> > cvs [checkout aborted]: authorization failed: server cvs.sourceforge.net rejected access to /cvsroot/mediawiki for user anonymous
> >
> > Error, CVS operation failed
> >
> > In : "C:\Archivos de programa\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" "-q" "login"
> > CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/mediawiki
> >
> > Logging in to :pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:2401:/cvsroot/mediawiki
> > cvs [login aborted]: unrecognized auth response from cvs.sourceforge.net: M PserverBackend::PserverBackend() Connect (Connection refused)
> >
> > Error, CVS operation failed
> >
> > In C:\workplace: "C:\Archivos de programa\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" "-q" "checkout" "-P" "phase3"
> > CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/mediawiki
> >
> > cvs [checkout aborted]: unrecognized auth response from cvs.sourceforge.net: M PserverBackend::PserverBackend() Connect (Connection refused)
> >
> > Error, CVS operation failed
> >
> > Tortoise Tip:  Sometimes you get this error if you have the repository folder wrong in the Checkout dialog.  Make sure you have a slash at the start of the folder name, and that the case and path are correct.  Watch out for spurious trailing characters.
> >
> > Examples are:  "/cvsroot", "/usr/local/cvs-repository", "/cvsroot/cvsgui"
> >
> >
> > Once again, sorry if I'm missing anything obvious.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Ricardo
> >
> > --
> > Ricardo Rodríguez
> > The XEN ICT Team
> >
> > >>> Rob Church<robchur at gmail.com> 10/3/2006 20:32 >>>
> >
> > When prompted for a password, hit Enter.
> >
> >
> > Rob Church
> >
> > On 10/03/06, The XEN ICT Team - Ricardo Rodríguez <webmaster at xen.net> wrote:
> > > Thanks, Rob.
> > >
> > > I've been struggling to get Tortoise CVS working but it seems that I'm wrong at any point and I'm not able to connect to the CVS server.
> > >
> > > As far as I understand at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download_from_CVS I must be able to grab, upgrade and downgrade by using anonymous as user. On the other hand, by following TortoiseCVS documentation for using it with SourceForge projects Tortoise keeps asking for a password whatever the user is. Sorry, I'm a bit confused.
> > >
> > > Must I apply for being a developer at MediaWiki to grab the software? It sounds a bit weird to me taking into account my skills! But I'm working hard to catch up! If not, please, how can I use the anonymous user with TortoiseCVS to grab download the software?
> > >
> > > Sorry if I'm missing any obvious point.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > >
> > > Ricardo
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Ricardo Rodríguez
> > > The XEN ICT Team
> > >
> > > >>> Rob Church<robchur at gmail.com> 10/3/2006 19:34 >>>
> > >
> > > The SVN repository isn't presently in use. Use TortoiseCVS and the
> > > instructions on the page you linked to, plus the TortoiseCVS
> > > documentation, to do the download.
> > >
> > >
> > > Rob Church
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > MediaWiki-l mailing list
> > > MediaWiki-l at Wikimedia.org
> > > http://mail.wikipedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l
> > >
> > _______________________________________________
> > MediaWiki-l mailing list
> > MediaWiki-l at Wikimedia.org
> > http://mail.wikipedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l
> > _______________________________________________
> > MediaWiki-l mailing list
> > MediaWiki-l at Wikimedia.org
> > http://mail.wikipedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l
> >
> _______________________________________________
> MediaWiki-l mailing list
> MediaWiki-l at Wikimedia.org
> http://mail.wikipedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l
> _______________________________________________
> MediaWiki-l mailing list
> MediaWiki-l at Wikimedia.org
> http://mail.wikipedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l
>



More information about the MediaWiki-l mailing list