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Re: cvs edit

From: Jenn Vesperman
Subject: Re: cvs edit
Date: 09 Apr 2003 14:02:12 +1000

On Wed, 2003-04-09 at 10:59, Joseph Gubler wrote:
> We sometimes need to have several developers work in a
> common CVS working directory. We would like to use the
> 'cvs edit' functionality with 'cvs watch on', but have
> found that it is unable to change file ownership.
> Essentially, the user who checked out the working
> directory can use 'cvs edit' as intended, but no one
> else can.
> Is this how 'cvs edit' is designed to function, or
> does it sound like we have a CVS configuration
> problem? 

CVS is not designed to function with a common working directory. It is,
as I understand it, designed to obviate the need for a common working
directory in as many cases as possible.

I would suspect that your issue is with the combination of using CVS and
using a common working directory.

Jenn V.
    "Do you ever wonder if there's a whole section of geek culture 
                you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.
   My book 'Essential CVS': published by O'Reilly in June 2003.

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