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Re: EmptyDir in CVSROOT direcotory

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: EmptyDir in CVSROOT direcotory
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 11:17:29 -0500 (EST)

Brendan J Simon writes:
> Why does cvs need to create an EmptyDir when I want to checkout files 
> from the repository to a fresh sandbox on my local machine ????

When you checkout a directory tree, every directory in the tree must map
to some directory in the repository.  When there's no obvious mapping
for a directory (which can happen in a number of different
circumstances), CVS maps the directory to CVSROOT/Emptydir.  Normally,
CVSROOT/Emptydir is created when you init the repository, but if you're
using an old repository it might not exist, in which case CVS tries to
create it when it's first needed.  Once the directory has been created
(by whatever means), there's no longer any need to have CVSROOT be
writable for the sake of Emptydir.

-Larry Jones

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