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RE: Newbie Q: "cannot open CVS/Entries for reading"

From: Albin Takami
Subject: RE: Newbie Q: "cannot open CVS/Entries for reading"
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 17:34:28 -0700

 -----Original Message-----
From:   Mike Ayers [mailto:address@hidden
Sent:   Saturday, August 03, 2002 7:56 PM
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Subject:        Re: Newbie Q: "cannot open CVS/Entries for reading"

        Order scrambled to get thought flow...

Albin Takami wrote:

 > To clarify, the repository location is the directory that you set the
 > CVSROOT variable to, right?

        Yes, but you should not need to set CVSROOT - in fact, I recommend
you don't.  Use the -d flag during checkout, and let the CVS
directories track the repository for you.

I've done some more reading and it seems like Karl Fogel and Cederquist's
book suggests that I should set CVSROOT in .cshrc.
So, I was wondering what the benefits and drawbacks are for not setting
CVSROOT in .cshrc, according to you?

 >>Tried importing: cvs import -m "Imported sources"
 > /design/project/dig/V9/src
 >>digital start
 >>The system replies: directory /design/project/dig/V9/src is not
 >>within the repository
 >      That command makes no sense.  What are "digital" and "start"?
 > This is from the Reservist manual too (sect 3.1.1): cvs import -m
 > sources" yoyodyne/rdir yoyo start
 > I replaced the so called vendor tag "yoyo" with "digital" since
yoyo didn't
 > help me.

        Well, I don't remember what I set in there, because I haven't use the
vendor tag since import, so "yoyo" probably wouldn't have hurt you
either.  However, you are trying to import into an existing
repository.  While this is possible, and can be useful, it is not what
you want to do.

 >      `cvs checkout /design/project/dig/V9/src` is incorrect syntax.  If
 > you have built module src in CVSROOT /design/project/dig/V9, then you
 > should:
 > $ cvs -d /design/project/dig/V9 checkout src

        Have you tried this?


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