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Re: CVS commit failure and lock files (under windows with cygwin)

From: David Marshburn
Subject: Re: CVS commit failure and lock files (under windows with cygwin)
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 11:12:17 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Larry Jones wrote:

> Seth Copen Goldstein writes:
> > 
> > cvs [commit aborted]: error writing to lock file $repository/,$file,
> > 
> > where $repository is the path to the repository and $file is the file I am 
> > trying to commit.
> > 
> > I have permissions in $repository and can touch ,file, there.  But cvs 
> > fails.  ANy suggestions?
> If you're using a network filesystem (e.g., a Windows share, AFS, NFS,
> Samba, etc.) to access the repository, that is almost certainly the
> source of the problem.  Use client/server CVS with the repository
> locally mounted on the server instead.  If not, you either have a
> hardware problem or you've found a bug in Cygwin.

If I may draw this point out slightly (I've had the same problem), can you
tell us what CVS would be doing at the time?  In what way does it try to
create this lock file?  Is there anything special or different about that?
Any clue as to what would make this fail?  I believe (from private
corresopndence) that Seth is using AFS, as am I.  This is the only case
I've found in which AFS fails to correctly create a file.  What I'm
looking for is any suggestions or guesses as to what may be different in
CVS' case...

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