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Re: CVSROOT/Emptydir/junk added to the repository

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVSROOT/Emptydir/junk added to the repository
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 10:41:35 -0400 (EDT)

Frederic Brehm writes:
> I got a loginfo generated mail message that contained:
> >Directory /long/path/to$CVSROOT/CVSROOT/Emptydir/junk added to the repository
> It seems to me like this is either 1) a user mistake or 2) a CVS bug,
> but not 3) nothing to be concerned about.

Exactly.  What version of CVS are you running?  Reasonably recent
versions do not allow users to commit files in Emptydir.

> The user who caused this message also created a soft link in $CVSROOT
> with lrwxr-x--- permissions.
>       CVSROOT/Emptydir -> /tmp
> I think that he's trying to prevent new directories to be added in
> the wrong place in the repository, but I'm not sure that this is the
> right approach.
> Is this safe or will it eventually cause grief?

It will almost certainly cause grief eventually.  Update to the current
version of CVS (1.11.2, which you can get from if you
haven't already, remove the symlink, and run "cvs init" to create
Emptydir correctly.

-Larry Jones

What's the matter?  Don't you trust your own kid?! -- Calvin

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