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Tr:local CVS issue on a Windows 98 platform

From: address@hidden
Subject: Tr:local CVS issue on a Windows 98 platform
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 09:19:13 +0100

  Dear Sir,

I have been using CVS for more than 2 years on UNIX, LINUX and Windows-NT.

I am trying to operate a local CVS on my new Windows-98 PC and I face up a new 
problem I never noticed on any other plateform :
I can not checkout any directory because CVS cannot create the read lock in the 
repository !

I first initiated a CVS repository (cvs init) and imported a few files (cvs 
import). I cannot checkout the imported directory nor the CVSROOT 
administrative directory. Both checkout fail on the read lock. I did exactly 
the same thing on NT and it worked fine !

I tried to checkout the directory called "filtre" :

cvs -t checkout filtre
-> main loop with CVSROOT=c:\users\devs\repos
-> Create_Admin (., filtre, c:\users\devs\repos/filtre, , , 0, 0)
-> unlink(./CVS/Tag)
-> fopen(c:\users\devs\repos/CVSROOT/history,a)
-> unlink(./CVS/Entries.Static)
CVS.EXE checkout: Updating filtre
CVS.EXE checkout: cannot create read lock in repository 
`c:\users\devs\repos/filtre': No such file or directory
CVS.EXE [checkout aborted]: read lock failed - giving up

ls -Ra filtre
. .. CVS

. .. Entries Entries.Log Repository Root

the "filtre" directoy is created as well as the CVS but no file is checked out.

Is there any known bug of local CVS for Windows 98 (cvs 1.11.1p) ?
Is there any dedicated environment variable to be set for Windows 98 ?
Is there any issue in the naming of the read lock for Windows 98 ?

I still hear from you.

Yours sincerely,

Laurent MARIE

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