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Re: unable to commit a file ( locked after an update operation )

From: Michal Goralczyk
Subject: Re: unable to commit a file ( locked after an update operation )
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 16:54:43 +0100
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LUSSIEZ Eric wrote:
Hello , I'm using winCVS with a repository designed by a local mounted
I'm alone working on that repository. I modified a file and performed ( for
testing and unusefull as i'm alone  ) an update operation. No major problem
since may local modified file was not replaced.
But when I try to commit that file, there is the error "cvs [commit
aborted]: could not open lock file".
My file is locked : why ?
I read the help that says I should log as an administrator to unlock but
there is no administrator declared on the repository. Should I manage an
administrator profile ? How do I create it ? Could someone help me, please ?

In many commands, CVS creates lock files to ensure that no any other user performs command at the same time. You do not create or delete these files manually (there is also 'lock/unlock' CVS command).

Your problem is connected with external file system. Probably it does not allow to create files with exclusive access rights -- that is needed to create file that work as lock.
Try test CVS with local filesystem.

By the way, it is not recommended to keep CVS repo in external filesystem, even if you work alone.

Michal Goralczyk

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