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(UPDATE) getting rid of locks (release command doesn't do anythin g)

From: Roger Thornblad
Subject: (UPDATE) getting rid of locks (release command doesn't do anythin g)
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 09:39:07 -0600

OK, we found the #cvs.lock and #cvs.wfl..... files and directories.  Is it
safe to just remove them if we know the repository is not being used by



>  -----Original Message-----
> From:         Roger Thornblad  
> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 9:30 AM
> To:   'address@hidden'
> Subject:      Getting rid of locks (release command doesn't do anything)
> To All,
> 1.  General Problem
> A commit procedure failed and now we get an error message regarding a lock
> on a directory in the repository.
> 2. Details
> We were in the middle of a commit and the developer didn't include the -m
> option.  He also piped the output to a file.  He received an error about
> the output not being a terminal and then the process hung.  Now whenever
> we try and perform an operation we get an error stating it's waiting for
> the developers lock on a directory in the repository that's several
> directories down from the root dir of the project.
> We have tried the release command with no change.  
> What do we have to do to clear the lock(s) (there may be others we haven't
> yet seen) so we can start using the CVS system again?
> Regards,
> Roger.

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