Does the tools directory exist?
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I checked out "tools" and "jboss-portal" from jboss cvs and they are adjacent directories.
there is a problem with your cvs checkout module - you shouldn't use jboss-portal, the latest HEAD code is in jboss-portal-2.4. I am not sure why you are using this target, but it works for me this way:
cvs co jboss-portal-2.4