[cvsnt] Problem locking a file

Amarinderpal Singh amarisingh at quark.com
Tue Dec 19 16:53:03 GMT 2006


Thanks for the help. I tried the reserved edits as suggested by you and
here are my observations.

1)On Windows it displays an valid message while commit operation using
WinClient check for valid edits before committing (cvs commit -c) 

2) On Mac there are no such options (cvs commit -c) in the available

Please suggest a solution for MAC.

Thanks and Regards 

-----Original Message-----
From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf
Of Bo Berglund
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 5:36 PM
To: Sumanjit Kaur Brar; cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Problem locking a file

You should not use the cvs admin -l command at all!!!
Read up on reserved edits instead, that will probably handle what you

Or, why do you think you need to lock a file????
Normally CVS is used Concurrently (hence its name) so that several
developers can work on the same project at the same time. CVS very
nicely handles the problems where different developers edit the same
file at the same time, no problems here.
But it cannot merge changes done to a binary file, so for these you
probably want to set up reserved edits so that only one developer at a
time can hold the edit token.

As I said, look up reserved edits and read up. 

Best regards,

Bo Berglund

-----Original Message-----
From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf
Of Sumanjit Kaur Brar
Sent: den 19 december 2006 12:26
To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Subject: [cvsnt] Problem locking a file

I have Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382
(client/server) on SUSE 10. How can I allow a cvs user to lock a file in
repository without giving him administartive rights. If any cvs user
trys to lock a file through CVS client it gives following error :
cvs admin -l QuarkCms.lk (in directory C:\ghjk\test)

cvsnt [server aborted]: usage is restricted to repository administrators

*****CVS exited normally with code 1*****


Suman Brar 
Ext : 9848 

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