Subject: Re: Question about cvs
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/16/2006 15:49:22
In article <>,
Martijn van Buul  <> wrote:
>It occurred to me that Huub wrote in gmane.os.netbsd.general:
>>> export CVSROOT=''
>> Ok. New problem:
>> bash-3.00# ./checkoutpkgsrc
>> ./checkoutpkgsrc: line 2: export: 
>> `': not a valid identifier
>> cvs checkout: No CVSROOT specified!  Please use the `-d' option
>> cvs [checkout aborted]: or set the CVSROOT environment variable.
>> When looking at the anoncvs link, I suspect :pserver isn't quite correct?
>I doubt it. The error is from export, indicating that you probably used
>a space between CVSROOT and the value it's going to get. The second 
>error is from cvs, indicating that when it looked, the variable CVSROOT
>was empty - but that's because export failed.
>Maybe you should quote your script. In case you changed the 'setenv' of your 
>first attempt to 'export': Note the =. The semantics of 'export' and 'setenv'
>are rather different.

as the first line of your script.