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Re: Moving repository from unix to windows

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Moving repository from unix to windows
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:13:43 -0500
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Luigi De Pietri wrote, On 01/08/2009 05:43 AM:
I have a list of files that came from unix repository's back up i have placed them under a windows repository,
but when i try to check out files using cvsnt i  get this error:
cvs.exe checkout: in directory .:
cvs.exe checkout: cannot open CVS/Entries for reading: No such file or directory

How can solve this problem? And Can i move a repository from unix to windows in this way?

do you mean that you have a backup of the Unix repository or a backup of a Unix sandbox?

did you transfer the individual repository files (each ,v file) using:
zip (what options were passed to it?)
i.e., what if any line ending translations MAY have taken place?

Is the Unix machine destroyed yet? if not it should be possible to log into the unix machine `cd $CVSROOT; zip -vr /tmp/ .` (I don't know if you want to use the -l option too or not) then copy the zip to the windows machine and unzip it as $CVSROOT on the windows machine.

it may be that you having some other fundamental PEBCAK problem, like trying to checkout a sandbox into the repository, which if we had more info[1] we could answer here, but for CVSNT specific questions it is usually better to ask on their list.

Following list borrowed from Arthur Barrett
CVSNT newsgroup:
WinCVS newsgroup:
TortoiseCVS newsgroup:

[1] it is kind of hard to ask for an `ls -l` to be done in the directory where you get this error, seeing as you are on windows, and what $CVSROOT is defined too.

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

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