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Re: strange "it is in the way" message

From: Doug Lee
Subject: Re: strange "it is in the way" message
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 11:39:09 -0400
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On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 11:21:03AM -0400, Derek Robert Price wrote:
> Doug Lee wrote:
> >My explanation, right or wrong, is this:  I believe the co/update
> >command tries to retrieve the file with the case shown in CVS\entries
> >AND gets told by the Unix host that there's this new file with the
> The CVS client should preserve the case of files in CVS/Entries.  If
> it isn't, that is a bug, but I haven't ever heard of anything like
> that before and I've been using both the Windows & Cygwin executables
> fairly frequently recently.

Oops, I left out a rather important detail:  The initial cause of the
problem I mentioned is that the case of names in the repo changed.  In
the thread I started regarding this recently, I explained that I've
had occasion to haul a Unix repo off to a remote site and put it under
Windows for a while, then bring it back to Unix.  CVS uses the same
repo format in both OSes, so this works; but Windows sometimes can
cause the case of file names in the repo to change, and when those
files are pulled back into Unix, the case change locks in and causes
the "it is in the way" problem in active Windows checkouts made
against them.

Doug Lee           address@hidden
Bartimaeus Group   address@hidden
"Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes
revenge, and dares forgive an injury."
--E. H. Chapin

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