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john heasley heas at
Tue Dec 21 06:44:25 UTC 2004

Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 05:53:39PM -0800, Joe McCarty:
> I have installed RANCID on a Fedora Core 2 box.  RANCID can log into my  
> devices, get the configs, increment versions, and email diffs.

if it emails diffs, then cvs is fine.

> CVSWeb, however, reports while trying to load the  
> /home/rancid/var/rancid/CVS repository, "Error: No valid CVS roots  
> found!."  log/httpd/error_log states, "Root '/home/rancid/var/rancid/CVS'  
> defined in @CVSrepositories is not a directory."
> I tried "cvs status -d /home/rancid/var/rancid/CVS group/device_name," and  
> I'm informed that the device isn't defined.
> The CVS directories have been set up by rancid-cvs exclusively, per FAQ  
> and INSTALL instructions.
> Ideas appreciated.

WAG, your httpd can't read some part of the path, likely due to permissions
but could be related to chroot(2).

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