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Re: Assert Failure: cvs: lock.c:173: lock_name: Assertion `strncmp (r

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Assert Failure: cvs: lock.c:173: lock_name: Assertion `strncmp (r
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 14:39:34 -0400 (EDT)

Nesbitt, Steve writes:
> cvs: lock.c:173: lock_name: Assertion `strncmp (repository,
> CVSroot_directory, strlen (CVSroot_directory)) == 0' failed.
> Terminated with fatal signal 6
> This command was working last week. The only known change is that the
> repository was copied to another disk yesterday because of disk space
> problems.

And that's the cause of the problem.  CVS doesn't like it when CVSROOT
is a symlink rather than a real directory.  You may be able to use some
kind of "loopback" mount rather than a symlink.  If not, you'll have to
change everyone's CVSROOT or live with the things that don't work.

-Larry Jones

See, it all makes sense.  See?  See??  They never see. -- Calvin

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