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Re: error - "failed to create lock directory in repository"

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: error - "failed to create lock directory in repository"
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 08:21:48 -0500
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> We have a Mac OSX machine running cvs server.
> When I try to commit a new file under test/testdir, I get the following
> message:
> # Command Aborted.
> # commit -m "test" test.rtf
> # cvs server: failed to create lock directory in repository
> # `/usr/local/cvsrepository/test/testdir': No such file or directory
> # cvs server: lock failed - giving up
> # cvs [server aborted]: lock failed - giving up
> there is no file "testdir" in that directory, but there is one in the
> main cvs repository directory.

There better not be a *file* named 'testdir' in those directories,
because CVS is treating it as a directory.

CVS is trying to create a directory named

Obviously, in order to create that directory, the user must have write
access to /urs/local/cvsrepository/test/testdir

Your statements above seem to imply that
/urs/local/cvsrepository/test/testdir is not part of your repository. If
that's the case, then check the LockDir setting in the CVSROOT/config file.

> Doing this test works fine from a PC works, but not from another mac
> running as this user.
> This user seems to have write access to the cvs repository and the
> CVSROOT directory.

"Seems to have write access"? Please be specific - does the user have
write access or not? That's critical to this problem.

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Jim Hyslop
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