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Re: can not lock a branch.

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: can not lock a branch.
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 11:51:05 -0500 (EST)

Li, James writes:
> It will appreciate very much if you can help me this. I can not lock a
> branch from using cvs admin -l, Here is commands and error messages : I do
> not understant why cvs server cannot modify RCS file even I change the
> permition from 755 to 777 in /export/cvs/build?
> RCS file: /export/cvs/build/,v
> cvs server: /export/cvs/build/,v: branch TEST_BRANCH absent
> cvs server: cannot modify RCS file for `'

That message is somewhat misleading -- it would be more accurate to say
that CVS *did not* modify the RCS file rather than that it could not. 
Since the requested branch did not exist, there was nothing to lock and
hence no reason to change the RCS file.

-Larry Jones

He just doesn't want to face up to the fact that I'll be
the life of every party. -- Calvin

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