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Re: error in CVS: cvs: lock.c:222: lock_name: .......

From: cotton_gear
Subject: Re: error in CVS: cvs: lock.c:222: lock_name: .......
Date: 16 Apr 2007 20:18:07 -0700
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Hello Todd,

I ran the version command and here is the output. I think it is giving
only the client version and I will check for the server version also
and post it here :
E:\CVS_work\temp\spow_1_2>cvs -vesion

Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2260 (client/

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CVSNT version (Mar  3 2006) Copyright (c) 1999-2005 Tony Hoyle and

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On Apr 17, 12:53 am, Todd Denniston
<address@hidden> wrote:
> cotton_gear wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I am trying to check out a tag as following:
> > cvs checkout -P -r SPOW_1_1 spow (in directory E:\temp)
> > But, I am getting the following error.  The cvs module name earlier
> > was 'SPOW' and when it the repositry was moved to a new location it
> > was changed to 'spow'. Could this be a reason behind the issue ? Then
> > what is the solution for this problem.
> I think the list is going to want to know
> A) what is the version of the client you are using?
>     i.e. the output of `cvs --version`
> B) what is the version of the server you are using
>     i.e. the output of `cvs --version` when ran on the server.
> Note some CVS clients will output both the version of the client and server at
> the same time, but I don't remember which rev started doing that.
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------­------------------------------------------------------------------
> > cvs: lock.c:222: lock_name: Assertion `(__extension__
> <SNIP huge amount of almost un-parseable assert input>
> > (current_parsed_root->directory)))) == 0' failed.
> > cvs [server aborted]: received abort signal
> > cvs checkout: in directory .:
> > cvs checkout: cannot open CVS/Entries for reading: No such file or
> > directory
> > ***** CVS exited normally with code 1 *****
> The way I read this is that for some reason CVS can't find the CVS/Entries 
> file.
> You would not happen to either be running in cygwin or using a vfat file
> system would you?
> BTW, I just noticed you put "in directory E:\temp", so it is most likely that
> you are running one of:
> cygwin
> CVSNT (different mailing list news:// )
> Unix in VMware
> "normal CVS" compiled for NT/XP/2K
> please help us understand which to better answer your question.
> --
> Todd Denniston
> Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
> Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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