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Re: problem commiting file to CVSROOT

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: problem commiting file to CVSROOT
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 11:03:25 -0500 (EST)

Daniels, Dave F [PCS] writes:
> I have several files I'm trying to commit to a subdirectory of CVSROOT, but
> only the ,v file is being created. I'm concerened about this because some
> users may make changes without realizing the files aren't being updated
> correctly on the server. To work around this problem temporarily, I've
> manually created the necessary files on the server, but I'd like to
> understand why this isn't being done by cvs.
> -I'm trying to import files to CVSROOT/commitmessage/filename

One generally adds files to an existing directory rather than importing

> -These files appear to import correctly, but only the ,v file is created on
> the server.

That's what should happen.

> -I have successfully imported other files to this directory.
> -The files appear to be valid from the client. 
> -The checkoutlist file contains entries for the files that are being
> imported correctly, but not for those that aren't.

That is precisely why the ones that work, work, and the ones that don't,

> I tried to manually add
> the ones not working, then make a change and commit, but my manual entries
> were removed after the commit.

checkoutlist is version controlled -- you need to check it out, make
your changes, and commit it.  If you just checkout the entire CVSROOT
directory, you can make the necessary additions to checkoutlist, add
your new files, and commit everything at once.

-Larry Jones

If I get a bad grade, it'll be YOUR fault for not doing the work for me!
-- Calvin

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