Using CVS under Win95

Florian Weimer fw at
Sun Jun 6 15:14:49 EDT 1999

"Emile van Sebille" <emile at> writes:

> D>cvs -d :pserver:pythoncvs at login
> (Logging in to pythoncvs at
> CVS.EXE [login aborted]: could not find out home directory

Did you set your HOME environment variable?

>From the CVS documentation:

| `$HOME'
|      Used to locate the directory where the `.cvsrc' file, and other
|      such files, are searched.  On Unix, CVS just checks for HOME.  On
|      Windows NT, the system will set HOMEDRIVE, for example to `d:' and
|      HOMEPATH, for example to `\joe'.  On Windows 95, you'll probably
|      need to set HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH yourself.

(I don't use CVS on Windows, so I don't know whether this really works.)

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