[fpc-pascal]can't cvs

Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be
Mon Aug 30 13:30:53 CEST 2004

On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, David Emerson wrote:

> Hi there,
> I haven't cvs'd in a number of months, and it is no longer working. I have a little ms-dos batch file that enters the long command for me, so it's not as if my configuration or command or path has changed. I keep getting this error:
> CVS.EXE [update aborted]: could not find out home directory

This is a local error. Seems like the HOME environment variable is not set
or pointing to a wrong directory ?

> Perhaps this is just a fluke of the night, or perhaps something somewhere has changed? I see that the instructions on the web have not changed in a long, long time!

Because they are still correct. Nothing has changed on the server.

> if it's relevant...
> cvs -d :pserver:cvs at cvs.freepascal.org:/FPC/CVS -z 3 update -Pd fpc/compiler fpc/rtl fpc/Makefile fpc/Makefile.fpc
> (while I'm on the subject, correct me if I'm wrong... this ought to be the minimum to get the compiler + rtl working, compiling from 1.0.10, right?)



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