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Re: cvs update: move away xyz; it is in the way

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: cvs update: move away xyz; it is in the way
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 12:15:26 -0800
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On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 11:41:09AM -0800, Chad Loder wrote:
> Hello. I'm getting inexplicable messages when updating
> my CVS sources:
> cvs update: move away foo.c; it is in the way
> where foo.c is a file that's still in the archive,
> whose sandbox version is up-to-date w.r.t. the repository
> version, and so on...I've never touched the thing.

Is there still an entry for it in CVS/Entries?

Perhaps that file got corrupt somehow?

> I saw some posts in the mail archives about this sort
> of thing, with some responses giving implausible
> explanations. :)

I used to see it all the time on Win32 systems where people had two files
of the same name but mixed case.  :-/

> What should I be looking at, if I really want to know
> what's causing this and how to stop it.

Move the file out of the way, do an update, and then verify that they
actually do have the same contents.

       Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly
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