Invalid cvs root: absent?

I recently placed a project under CVS, enabling CVS under
the Version Control selection.

IntelliJ seems to accept things, as the CVS coloring scheme
immediately comes up and is accurate. However, I cannot
actually perform any CVS operations in IntelliJ.

For example, I added (externally) a directory and file,
xml/init.xml, via the following commands:

cvs add init
cvs add init/xml

IntelliJ recognizes this directory and file as added
entities, since it colors them green and when I access
"commit" from the CVS menu I get a "Commit File" dialog
with a textbox for entry of the comment, etc. However,
when I try to actually perform the commit, I get an error
dialog containing the message:

Invalid cvs root: absent

How can I make CVS work under these conditions?

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What is cvsroot (CVS/Root file content for the file parent directry)?
And what IDEA version are you using?

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I recently placed a project under CVS, enabling CVS under
the Version Control selection.

>

IntelliJ seems to accept things, as the CVS coloring scheme
immediately comes up and is accurate. However, I cannot
actually perform any CVS operations in IntelliJ.

>

For example, I added (externally) a directory and file,
xml/init.xml, via the following commands:

>

cvs add init
cvs add init/xml

>

IntelliJ recognizes this directory and file as added
entities, since it colors them green and when I access
"commit" from the CVS menu I get a "Commit File" dialog
with a textbox for entry of the comment, etc. However,
when I try to actually perform the commit, I get an error
dialog containing the message:

>

Invalid cvs root: absent

>

How can I make CVS work under these conditions?

>


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What is cvsroot (CVS/Root file content for the file
parent directry)?


The Idea project is in /home/pr. From the command line:

~
mre@pcb836279$ cat pr/CVS/Root
/usr/local/cvs

~
mre@pcb836279$ echo $CVSROOT
/usr/local/cvs

And what IDEA version are you using?


4.0 build #1167

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What is cvsroot (CVS/Root file content for the file
parent directry)?


I didn't answer that question precisely. The example file
(although this error occurs with all CVS operations, not
just this file) is /home/pr/xml/init.xml.

~
mre@pcb836279$ ls pr/xml
CVS/ init.xml

~
mre@pcb836279$ cat pr/xml/CVS/Root
/usr/local/cvs

Just wanted to clarify

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Aurora doesn't support local connection but Pallada does

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Olesya Smirnova
Developer
JetBrains, Inc
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"Develop with pleasure!"

"Mike Elliott" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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What is cvsroot (CVS/Root file content for the file
parent directry)?

>

The Idea project is in /home/pr. From the command line:

>

~
mre@pcb836279$ cat pr/CVS/Root
/usr/local/cvs

>

~
mre@pcb836279$ echo $CVSROOT
/usr/local/cvs

>
>

And what IDEA version are you using?

>

4.0 build #1167

>


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Hmm .. I am getting this error as well. With any cvs attempt (update, add, ci, etc), I get that error message.

Cvs runs fine for me from the command line. I've got ssh keys distributed OK. The contents of my CVS/Root file(s) is:

rawhite@myhost.ca.mycompany.com:/home/sidadmin/repository

That's also the value of the CVSROOT environment variable, if that's relevant. I also have CVS_RSH=ssh.

I'm using Idea 4.0.3 Build 1182.


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