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Re: /#cvs.lock): No such file or directoryctory for <some directory inre

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: /#cvs.lock): No such file or directoryctory for <some directory inrepository>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 11:20:13 -0500

"Jim Page -" wrote:
> I found a post in an archive regarding this issue which came quite close to
> an answer, but not quite. I thought I would share my efforts in case it
> saves someone some time. Here is the root of teh original thread:
> Environment:
> Running unix/Windows cvs clients on source located on a volume shared
> between OSs, shared using either Samba or Windows Services for unix NFS (I
> tried both). specifically, unix client: cvs (various versions 1.11.2 up to
> the latest stable release, under linux). Windows clients: WinCVS and the
> PushOK cvs proxy for VisualStudio. The server is a linux box running cvs
> 1.11.17, on slackware 9.
Huge suggestion:
Read the messages found here:

> Symptom:
> Running pretty much any cvs command on a client (unix or windows) results in
> something like the following:
> ... cvs stuff ...
> cvs status: Examining .
> /#cvs.lock): No such file or directoryctory for `/home/cvsroot/blah
> 'vs status: failed to obtain dir lock in repository `/home/cvsroot/blah
> cvs [status aborted]: read lock failed - giving up
> Fix:
> Run dos2unix (or similar) on the CVS/Repository file in the client
> directory. Note this problem is on the client, not the server. 

Always use a client that is native to the host you are doing your editing on!
Never share directories between different OS's, do a full checkout on the
host/OS you are doing the editing on, as some OS's will not use the same line

> The problem
> is that the DOS EOL at the end of the path in CVS/Repository is interpreted
> as part of the path. This may be an incomplete fix, as I am a newvie running
> a cvs server, but it seems to have worked for me with no ill effects.
> Cheers
> Jim
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Todd Denniston
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