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Re: Unable to do checkout from CVS into Eclipse

From: Aaron Bono
Subject: Re: Unable to do checkout from CVS into Eclipse
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:47:57 -0600

On 17 Nov 2006 13:31:30 -0800, ddog <address@hidden> wrote:
I realize this may be an Eclipse issue (they said it wasn't....) but
perhaps someone here can help me with this.

I'm trying to use CVS from within Eclipse 3.xx . When I attempt to
check out files I get the following message:
The server reported an error while performing the "cvs checkout"
  : cvs server: warning: cannot write to history file
/usr/local/cvs/CVSROOT/history: Permission denied
  : cvs server: failed to create lock directory for
`/usr/local/cvs/kwcom' (/usr/local/cvs/kwcom/#cvs.lock): Permission
  : cvs server: failed to obtain dir lock in repository
  : cvs [server aborted]: read lock failed - giving up

However, I can do file comparisons from within Eclipse. I can also
check out files via WinCVS using the same login credentials and
connection path. The person who put the files into CVS says he didn't
make them read-only. The connection seems to be breaking within
Eclipse. I'm a programmer and not an expert in these things and the
SysAdmins have all left for the weekend. If anyone has had this problem
I'd really appreciate the help!

If you are in a real pinch, I would use TortoiseCVS ( ) or WinCVS to do your check in/out and then Eclipse to do the editing.  Just check the project out to your workspace, open the project and do a refresh whenever you work outside Eclipse.

I'm not sure what Eclipse is doing different from WinCVS.

   Aaron Bono
   Aranya Software Technologies, Inc.
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