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Re: Problems adding files to cvs?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Problems adding files to cvs?
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 17:10:59 -0400 (EDT)

SINe Wave writes:
> I know this is a real noobie question but i've only recently started using 
> cvs and i dont really know it too well. Anyway heres my problem.  Whenever I 
> try to add a file to the cvs tree i get the following error:
> RCS file: /,v
> done
> cvs commit: Couldn't open rcs file `/,v': Permission denied
> Checking in;
> cvs commit: cannot open /,v: Permission denied
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)

It would have been helpful if you'd shown us the exact command you typed
instead of just the output.  It looks like you're trying to add a file
to the very top level of your repository, which is generally a bad idea;
you usually add files to a particular module (subdirectory) rather than
to the top level.  It also looks like you have your CVSROOT set to "/",
which is an incredibly bad idea: you wouldn't make "/" your home
directory (I hope), so why are you using it for CVS's home directory?!?

-Larry Jones

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mind you know you have to go to school the next day. -- Calvin

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