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Re: It is in the way

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: It is in the way
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 10:45:19 -0500 (EST)

Francesc Guasch writes:
> Mike Castle wrote:
> > 
> > This shouldn't happen.  It's caused by a mismatch between the CVS/Entries
> > file and the actual contents of the directory.
> Well, the directory has more files than the ones listed
> in Entries, but I read that's fine.

Not if those "extra" files have the same names as files in the
repository -- *that's* what causes the "in the way" messages.  When you
do an update, CVS sees that those files aren't in CVS/Entries and wants
to check them out, but you already have files with the same names in the
working directory so it can't.

> I've seen the date of the file is later than the date in Entries, but
> the file hasn't changed, because I diffed it. Could this be the cause ?

That won't cause "in the way" messages.

> I also do checkouts as root. Is that a bad practice ?

Doing *anything* as root that doesn't absolutely have to be done as root
is a bad practice.

-Larry Jones

Archaeologists have the most mind-numbing job on the planet. -- Calvin

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