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Re: Newbie question: cannot open CVS/Root: No such file or directory err

From: Schlitz
Subject: Re: Newbie question: cannot open CVS/Root: No such file or directory error
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 21:04:26 GMT


I am using WinCVS 1.2 and the crazy thing is that this file is not ever
going away :)
If I re-try the action, the second attempt works fine.  Has anyone
experienced this when using WinCVS 1.2?
The error seems to occur on almost any cvs action- create a branch, tag,
edit....  The first attempt gets the CVS/Root no such file error, the second
attempt works fine...and the file never is removed.

Thanks again

"Larry Jones" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> Schlitz writes:
> >
> > I am receiving the following when I attempt to tag a file.  The same
> > occurs when doing other things from time to time.  What would cause
> >
> > cvs [tag aborted]: cannot open CVS/Root: No such file or directory
> That implies that someone or something has removed some of the
> administrative files from your working directory.  In your working
> directory, there should be a CVS subdirectory that contains at least the
> files Entries, Repository, and Root.
> > The error seems to mainly take place on the action after I do a cvs
> > I can't figure out exactly why and when it happens though,  and I would
> > to prevent it.  When does this Root file go away, and what am I supposed
> > do to ensure that ?
> Those files should never go away.  Perhaps you have some kind of a local
> script that's going awry.
> -Larry Jones
> I just can't identify with that kind of work ethic. -- Calvin

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