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Re: Error in trying to checkout directories

From: Alexander Kamilewicz
Subject: Re: Error in trying to checkout directories
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 13:26:03 -0600

"Brown, Bob" wrote:
> I am using WinCVS 1.2
> When I try to do a checkout module, it grabs all of the files
> from the module just fine (supportsite) but it always fails on
> the sub directories with this error message.
>     cvs server: Updating supportsite/docs/DFA_info
>     cvs server: failed to create lock directory in repository
>                 `/build/cvs/supportsite/docs/DFA_info': Permission denied
>     cvs server: failed to obtain dir lock in repository
>                 `/build/cvs/supportsite/docs/DFA_info'
>     cvs [server aborted]: read lock failed - giving up
> The stranger thing yet is that it works for me and a co-working in our
> local office but it fails for two co-workers in a different office.
> What permissions is it looking at? (I do have access to the repository)
> What settings do I need to change to get it to work?

I've had this problem before, and if I remember correctly, this is
because you don't have write permissions to those directories.  i.e.
UNIX filesystem permissions.

I hope that helps!

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