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Re: Re Help - CVS has been dumped on me (from originator)

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Re Help - CVS has been dumped on me (from originator)
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 16:14:28 -0400
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On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 09:11:36AM +0100, jim westoby wrote:
> cvs -t checkout -P exe/connect
> \n 
> cvs checkout: notice: main loop with 
> CVSROOT=:pserver:address@hidden:/usr/local/cvsroot
> S-> do_module (exe/connect
> , Updating, , )
> cvs server: cannot find module `exe/connect
> ' - ignored
> cvs [checkout aborted]: cannot expand modules

Hmmm, that looks like a line-ending mismatch -- someone failing
to strip the newline from the command line.  Not sure whose fault
it would be...  perhaps the C runtime with which the CVS client
was linked?

Try this:
        cvs -t checkout -P exe/connect non-existent-directory
If I'm right:
  - exe/connect will check out ok (or at least you'll be a step
    closer, and get a new error message instead)

  - you'll get a "cannot find module" error for
    "non-existent-directory\n" (which you should -- by definition
    it doesn't exist -- but still with the bogus "\n" before the
    closing "'")

  - reversing the arguments, like so:
        cvs -t checkout -P non-existent-directory exe/connect
    will give "cannot find module" errors both for
    "non-existent-directory" (still legitimate, but no "\n" this
    time), and for "exe/connect\n".


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