Re: [RFC] : small doc for beginner wanting to test Balsa from CVS
- From: Emmanuel <e allaud wanadoo fr>
- To: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [RFC] : small doc for beginner wanting to test Balsa from CVS
- Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 10:56:48 +0100
On 18.02.2002 07:53 Rikke D . Giles wrote:
> Hey Manu,
> I was using your beginners-help to download the balsa cvs, as I
> mentioned I would. First thing I ran into, (I'm acting as someone
> completely unfamiliar with cvs) is
> 'No CVSROOT specified! Please use the `-d' option
> cvs [checkout aborted]: or set the CVSROOT environment variable.'
> This was after I did this:
> echo ":pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/gnome A" > ~/.cvspass
> So I changed that line to CVSROOT=":pserver.......
> and put this and CVSROOT (on the export line) in my .bash_profile. I
> think this was correct to do, but I'm not completely sure, and wonder if
> there are other ways?
Ooops you're right, I've forgotten that one. You've fixed the correct way.
I'll add that to the doc.
> Anyway, then I got the 'no route to host' error. I think this must be
> the time of day, so I will try again later, as you suggested. Also,
Yes I routinely retry 3 or 4 times to get the update, so be patient.
> like an idiot, I was trying to do this in a gterm window while su into
> my new 'balsa' user identity. Of course it wasn't happy because the
> .bash_profile was wrong, so I made sure to open a new console and log in
> as my new identity. I think this is correct? I don't know if this
> helps, or should be added to the beginners-help or not. I'm not very
Oh yes perhaps, sure the bash_profile won't apply if you're using su.
> familiar with CVS at all (I've only used it once before), so this is new
> to me :). It's ironic, I've been a coder for years, but on solo or only
> one or two people projects. I really like balsa, find it a very handy
> and good client, and would like to help at least find bugs, if I can't
> find the time to shoot them as well. So once again, thanks for the
> How-to, and the nudge to make me stop being lazy, and give back to the
Testing is surely an honorable way to contribute, there are still bugs
hiding here and there in the code. Moreover with the port to gtk+-2,
testing will become of great importance.
> PS Sorry to have sent this to the group, but for some reason balsa, or
> more likely my isp, is barfing on the message submission if I reply
> directly to Manu, or hand type his address in. I've had this happen
> before, although I'm really not sure why. I get the 'message submission
> problem...' warningbox. _______________________________________________
Humm curious. Anyway my (mangled) address is : e.allaud at wanadoo dot fr
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