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Re: cvs broken on win2k after recent cygwin upgrade: "The descriptor is a file, not a socket"

"Matthew D. Langston" <langston@SLAC.Stanford.EDU> writes:

> This is an update to a problem I have been having where I am unable to get
> cvs 1.11 with cygwin 1.1.8 to work with Win2K  SP1.  Specifically, cvs
> doesn't work when using pserver (i.e. for anonymous cvs checkouts), but it
> does work for SSH checkouts (i.e. by using the "ext" protocol and setting
> the environment variable CVS_RSH=ssh).
> >From several posts within the last few weeks about this issue, it appears
> that a non-working pserver mode only affects a few users under Win2K SP1.
> Others who have "identical" installations claim that cvs + pserver works
> just fine for them.  Therefore, I wanted to report to the list that I have
> found a workaround for using cvs + pserver under Win2K  SP1 that at least
> works for me, which is using  WinCVS available at
> So, if the cygwin cvs and pserver don't work for you, maybe WinCVS can help.

Right, I also recently found a native windows cvs, and it does _not_
have the 'descriptor is a file' problem.  So I used it to update my
source tree, rebuilt cygwin, and . . . it still _does_ have the

But I now can debug again, since I have a with-symbols up-to-date
cygwin1.dll -- will be happy to try anything Corinna or anyone else
can suggest to try to track this down.

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