If you've installed the default cvs package on Debian sarge, but chose not to configure it as a CVS server, you've got problems when you want to correct that. So far I've followed these steps:
<li>Remove and reinstall cvs package. Didn't help.</li> <li>Create a cvs user</li> <li>Change ownership of /var/lib/cvs to cvs user</li> <li>Add <br><code>2401 stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/bin/cvs cvs --allow-root=/var/lib/cvs pserver</code><br> to /etc/inetd.conf</li>
Hmm, nothing I tried worked. I just found another machine with no prior CVS install and made it work there.