[cvsnt] Problem branching, then error on commit in CVSNT

Andrew Cushen andrew at cushen.com
Thu May 1 08:12:39 BST 2008

Hi all-
I have been using CVSNT  for about a year now, using WinCVS as a client, and
also a tool that integrates CVS into Visual Studio 2005. I am no expert, and
am just starting to use branches.
I have an issue that's been driving me nuts as I try to branch off a Release
branch: I got a message that there was some issue with some of the files
(don't recall the exact wording), and the Branch command failed. I then saw
some very strange behavior, where some of the files in my sandbox were
At this point, I re-created the files in the sandbox from a backup, and
attempted to Commit them. I got the following error message: "could not find
parsed rcsfile". Google and Yahoo turned up nothing useful on that error. 
In looking at the files in the repository, I see that the "[...],v" file is
there, and a quick look in a text editor indicates that it's OK. Several
attempts to Remove the file and replace it from the backup ran into the same
At this point, I am stuck, and I really need to ship the software yesterday.
I would prefer to have a Release branch so I can continue development on
another branch. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am running CVSNT 2.5.03 and WinCVS on a Windows XP box; the errors
are the same whether I connect from that box or from my laptop with Vista
Business. They also occur when I use the tool that integrates into Visual
Studio 2005, which is found at this website:
Andrew Cushen


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