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HELP! Eclipse CVS access is broken!

Philippe Desrosiers
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Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Posts: 138
I'm suddenly having a problem accessing our internal CVS server thorugh eclipse. Any time I try to perform an Update, commit, or view the HEAD in the CVS repository browser, I get an error message:


If I click on the "details button", I see the following:


I can't find any information on this error anywhere. Is there some way I can "re-install" the CVS portion of Eclipse, so I don't have to do a complete re-install?

help!
Kai Broszat
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Joined: Dec 29, 2008
Posts: 2
Hi,
I have the same problem. I noticed it after installing BIRT on top of my existing Eclipse installation (Version: 3.4.1, Build id: M20080911-1700).

Any help?

Kai
Tim Holloway
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Check the Eclipse logs. Also see if there's something in the logs on the CVS server itself.

Of course, if there's been damage to the Eclipse CVS plug-in, you may not be able to do much except wait for someone to fix it. Unless you're brave enough to download the source and try fixing it yourself.


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Kai Broszat
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Joined: Dec 29, 2008
Posts: 2
Thanks Tim,
I found a helpful error in the log:
org.eclipse.equinox.security.storage.StorageException: Unable to decrypt master password.

All I did to fix the problem was to open the properties dialog of the CVS Repository Explorer. Eclipse then complained about a missing 'Keyring password' and asked if it should be re-created. I clicked on 'yes' and that was pretty much it.

Cheers,
Kai
Tim Holloway
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Mario Ranch
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Joined: Jan 28, 2009
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Kai Broszat wrote:I found a helpful error in the log:
org.eclipse.equinox.security.storage.StorageException: Unable to decrypt master password.

All I did to fix the problem was to open the properties dialog of the CVS Repository Explorer. Eclipse then complained about a missing 'Keyring password' and asked if it should be re-created. I clicked on 'yes' and that was pretty much it.

The trick did the job also for me. I was asked as well for the CVS repository password which got lost too.
This happened after I logged on my computer with another user, so I guess those above passwords are somehow user-specific - not so surprising but the error condition goes obviously untreated. Would filing a bug somewhere be a topic in your opinion? But where, is it an Eclipse Equinox Security issue, or CVS plugin issue? I'd go the CVS path then see what they answer...
 
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