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Re: CVS/root error (or warning) message

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS/root error (or warning) message
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 15:17:50 -0500 (EST)

Mark Fraser writes:
> I have set up CVS to run locally, all involving windows
> machines.  The repository is called 'cvsroot' and
> is being accessed as \\ServerName\cvsroot

If I interpret that correctly, you're running with the repository on a
Windows share.  That's a very bad idea -- we've had many reports of
repository corruption when using network file systems.

> and then do:
> cvs co projectname
> It seems to work but I get the message:
> --------------------------------------------
>    cvs checkout: in directory \\ServerName\cvsroot:
>    cvs checkout: ignoring CVS/Root because it specifies a non-existent =
> repository \\ServerName\cvsroot
> ---------------------------------------------

That looks like you're in the \\ServerName\cvsroot directory when you
issue the command.  ***NEVER*** do CVS commands inside the repository;
always do them in a completely separate directory.

If that's not the case, then you've got a CVS subdirectory in your
current directory that contains a bogus Root file.  Either fix it or
delete the CVS subdirectory entirely (which will remove that directory
from CVS control).

-Larry Jones

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