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ibasin's picture

Tested on Eclipse Luna (built-in) and Mars (installed from here)
I checked out a project from CVS using Cygwin cvs client:

    $ cvs -d:pserver:user@host/path/to/cvs login
    $ cvs -d:pserver:user@host/path/to/cvs co -kk MODULE_NAME

Then imported it to Eclipse and tried to update. It asked for password again, then failed:

    The server reported an error while performing the "cvs update" command.
MODULE_NAME: protocol error: :pserver:user@host/path/to/cvs/MODULE_NAME is not absolute

I also tried the opposite and imported the project from CVS using Eclipse. Then tried to update it from command line.

$ cvs up
: no such repository

The last error is related to the fact that the file CVS/Root has CRLF line ending.

Please investigate the "is not absolute" error.
Please explain why is there an extra colon in CVS/Root that separates hostname ant path?
Is there any good reason to store CVS files with CRLF so only Eclipse understands them?

wbeaton's picture

ibasin's picture

Hi Wayne. Whoever marked the ticket as invalid was wrong: if cvs program works without colon, so should Eclipse. Are you the author? Is it right to ask here or should I use the Eclipse bugtracker?

wbeaton's picture

I'm not the author. Engaging on the bug tracker is best way to have this resolved.

pjothi's picture

I couldn't find Select project right click -> Team -> Show History at folder level to know recent changes made in folder. Can anyone help me out to overcome the issue,

skamath's picture

Installing this plugin breaks CVS completely.
Get the correct version from the Eclipse update site.

wbeaton's picture

I've updated the entry.