CVS: dying gasps from server

Why can't there be software that just works?!

There's a CVS server (version 1.11.22) [one can get the version with cvs version -d cvs_root] on a Linux machine.

There's a Hudson on the Linux machine that queries the cvs just fine.

I have Hudson on a Windows machine that gives me:

cvs checkout: dying gasps from server unexpected

The explanation? Here's the best I could find:
dying gasps from server unexpected

There is a known bug in the server for CVS 1.9.18 and older which
can cause this. For me, this was reproducible if I used the -t global
option. It was fixed by Andy Piper's 14 Nov 1997 change to
src/filesubr.c, if anyone is curious. If you see the message, you
probably can just retry the operation which failed.


Now check the version of the server I have (in the beginning). So what do we do now?!

Why can't there be software that just works?!

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