February 2009 Archives

Thu Feb 19 7:23PM (2009)

hg convert on Gentoo

The Problem

'hg convert' on a checked-out CVS directory that points to a local CVS repository (same disk, not :pserver: or :ssh:) barfs:

$ hg convert /checkout/of/local/cvs/repository
assuming destination blahblah-hg
...
connecting to :local:/local/cvs/repository
Unknown command: `server'

CVS commands are:
...
(Specify the --help option for a list of other help options)
abort: server sucks

Solution: build cvs with server USE flag

Preferably by adding this /etc/portage/package.use :

dev-util/cvs            server
...and re-emerging cvs:
# emerge --ask --newuse cvs

Posted by Ed | Permanent link | File under: Linux