Commit 58ec79cf authored by Kim F. Storm's avatar Kim F. Storm
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Add info about ssh/cvs related problems and work-around.

parent 5c7528cd
2004-02-18 Kim F. Storm <>
* INSTALL.CVS: Add info about ssh/cvs related problems and
2004-02-16 Eli Zaretskii <>
* make-dist: Don't link index.*perm and permute-index into
......@@ -48,3 +48,29 @@ Questions, requests, and bug reports about the CVS versions of Emacs
should be sent to rather than
or gnu.emacs.bug. Ideally, use M-x report-emacs-bug RET which will
send it to the proper place.
Note on using SSH to access the CVS repository from inside emacs
Write access to the CVS repository requires using SSH v2.
If you execute cvs commands inside emacs, specifically if you use
pcl-cvs, output from CVS may be lost due to a problem in the
interface between ssh, cvs, and emacs. Corrupted checkins are
also been reported to have happened.
To fix the problem, save the following script into a file, make it
executable, and set CVS_RSH to the file name of the script:
exec 2> >(exec cat >&2 2>/dev/null)
exec ssh "$@"
This may be combined with the following entry in ~/.ssh/config to
simplify accessing the CVS repository:
Protocol 2
ForwardX11 no
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