[cvsnt] Problem branching, then error on commit in CVSNT
arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Mon May 5 00:54:46 BST 2008
> files from my
> CVSNT repository.
I can checkout these all OK:
$ cvs -d :sspi:localhost:/i-repo co -r RELEASE_5-01-2008 -d RELEASE_5-0
cvs server: Updating RELEASE_5-01-2008
cvs server: Updating RELEASE_5-01-2008/app8
$ cd RELEASE_5-01-2008
Volume in drive I is I
Volume Serial Number is 345B-0AF3
Directory of I:\test\RELEASE_5-01-2008
05/05/2008 09:43 <DIR> .
05/05/2008 09:43 <DIR> ..
26/04/2008 04:46 13,009 productions-Notes.aspx
28/04/2008 12:56 45,755 productions-Notes.aspx.vb
01/05/2008 03:38 5,635 stock.aspx
01/05/2008 03:38 5,733 stock.aspx.vb
4 File(s) 70,132 bytes
2 Dir(s) 4,425,285,632 bytes free
I can also modify each one and commit a change back to the branch:
$ cvs ci -m "test commit"
cvs commit: Examining .
Checking in productions-Notes.aspx;
/i-repo/appr/productions-Notes.aspx,v <-- productions-Notes.aspx
new revision: 18.104.22.168; previous revision: 1.5
Checking in productions-Notes.aspx.vb;
/i-repo/appr/productions-Notes.aspx.vb,v <-- productions-Notes.aspx.vb
new revision: 22.214.171.124; previous revision: 1.7
Checking in stock.aspx;
/i-repo/appr/stock.aspx,v <-- stock.aspx
new revision: 126.96.36.199; previous revision: 1.1
Checking in stock.aspx.vb;
/i-repo/appr/stock.aspx.vb,v <-- stock.aspx.vb
new revision: 188.8.131.52; previous revision: 1.1
> Arthur also asked for my connection string. Here it is:
> :pserver:Andy at NEW-P4:c:/CVSROOT/customerwebsite
I think that as Bo pointed out that this may be a part (if not all) of
CVSROOT is not a valid repository name, and repository names beginning
with c:/ are laregely unsupported and can cause all sorts of problems.
Your physical repository should looks something like:
C:/myrepo/CVSROOT (administrative directory)
In the CVSNT control panel you alias c:/myrepo to /myrepo, so your final
CVSNT connection string is:
:pserver:Andy at NEW-P4:/myrepo
And your checkout command is:
cvs -d :pserver:Andy at NEW-P4:/myrepo co customerwebsite
I think I recall from your earlier comments that you are using WinCVS as
a GUI. I strongly recommend you install the cvs-suite-trial from the
2.5.04 download page and use the combination of TortoiseCVS and CVS
Suite Studio/Workspace Manager included in that. You are far less
likely to get the wrong result using those tools. WinCVS is an
excellent tool - but I would not recommend it to a novice.
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