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Re: Newbie: problems adding directory to repository

From: Stephen Biggs
Subject: Re: Newbie: problems adding directory to repository
Date: 14 Aug 2003 18:24:47 +0300

Delete the "CVS" directory under MyDatabase in your local copy, re-add
it and re-add the files under it, commit, and you should be fine.  I
just had this same problem.

On Thu, 2003-08-14 at 16:55, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> I've recently started using CVS to help manage a programming
> project that I, and I alone, am working on, at least for
> now. I'm having a problem and couldn't find a solution in the
> docs or in the archives.
> My setup is that I have my CVS repository on my working server,
> and then a sandbox on my working server from which a build 
> script puts things where they're supposed to go. Then on my
> development server, I again have a sandbox and a build script.
> I've been working by making changes in the sandbox on the dev
> sever, and when they're ready, committing them to the repository,
> updating the working server's sandbox, and building it out.
> There was a point at which I was making a lot of changes to my
> dev sandbox, but didn't have access to the repository so
> couldn't commit anything. When I got back to it, I found that
> I couldn't get some things to match up.
> The basic problem is that I had taken a specific program, and
> directory, called and Book/ and then generalized it
> and renamed them to and MyDatabase/ . In my dev
> sandbox, I have this directory called MyDatabase/ and there
> are a bunch of programs underneath it that used to be in Book/ . 
> But I can't seem to get this directory onto the working
> server. When I go to the working sandbox and type "cvs
> update", it doesn't create MyDirectory/ or anything underneath
> it; it's the same when I deleted the entire sandbox and did a
> "cvs checkout" from scratch.
> Yet in the development sandbox, it certainly thinks it's there--
> when I type "cvs add MyDatabase/" or "cvs add [any of the programs
> under MyDatabase/]" I get messages like "there is a version
> in MyDatabase already" or " already exists, with
> version number 1.3".
> What do I need to do to get these files out of CVS and into
> the sandbox on the working server?
> Thanks very much. Sorry if I'm missing something obvious.
> Jesse Sheidlower
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