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Re: Can't see previous versions

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Can't see previous versions
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 07:02:58 -0500
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Jeffrey C. Baldwin wrote:

Please bear with me, I just took on a new job and been handed the responsibilities of managing a CVS server... while I am busy reading to 'learn', I've had a user call with a problem.

The user is using the Eclipse client to access CVS (whatever that means :-) ).

As this is a CVS list and not an Eclipse list, you probably would find better information as to what Eclipse "syntax" means to CVS on an Eclipse list.

She can login to CVS and browse all of the projects... no problem. However, she says that in the past she could see previous versions of her projects, but she can no long do this.

What does she mean by "see previous versions of her projects"?
[Check out sand boxes based on tags?] (a problem here may mean a corrupted cvs archive, you may want to run the check_cvs script from the contrib directory just in case.) [view previous versions of individual files?] (this might be a problem with just the client, but check_cvs might still be advised.)
What does she mean by "she can't see previous versions of her projects", i.e., are there error messages and if so what are those messages (and if you can tell, were the errors CVS or eclipse generated)?

BTW if you get error messages, please copy and paste exactly. Having messages that just convey the theme of the error, are difficult to track down as to A) which application generated them, and B) what they actually mean. user, project and machine names, in the error, may be scrubbed (replaced with things like myuser, myprojectpath, mymachine) for reasons of disclosure if you really need/want to, but keep the rest of the error pristine.

Is this a client configuration problem? A server problem? I want to help this lady, however... I have no idea where to begin.

See above links and questions, to get started.

Again, I apologize if this is an elementary question.

You have currently provided insufficient information to answer the question, so it is not _yet_ elementary. :)

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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