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Re: Files not getting checked out

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Files not getting checked out
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 16:52:36 -0500 (EST)

Davy M. Belk writes:
> I recently upgraded a machine to RedHat Linux 7.1, and now when I check
> out one of the modules in our software repository, I am missing one file
> in the top level directory and one file in a subdirectory.  The
> repository is nfsmounted on the system.  Under RH Linux 7.0, 6.2, and
> 6.1, and from an SGI Irix OS, the module checks out completely with no
> problem.  The cvs version is 1.11 on the RH 7.1 system.
> When I specifically name the missing files with a cvs update, they get
> checked out, yet a cvs update (no files named) within the directory will
> not get the file even though it is missing.  As a test, I used cvs
> remove to remove the file from the active cvs files in the module, and
> then deleted the whole local directory and used cvs checkout to get the
> module back.  Another file was missing!  One that was getting checked
> out fine before.
> Any ideas?

Get rid of the NFS mounted repository and use client/server CVS instead.
There have been lots of reports of corruption and other weirdness caused
by interoperability problems between different network filesystem
implementations and Linux vs. SGI seems to be one of the worst

-Larry Jones

I don't want to be THIS good! -- Calvin

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