[cvsnt] Locking the HEAD/Branch - Is there one good document??

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Mon Sep 8 12:59:37 BST 2008


> Referring to the FAQ.. 

OK - you are clearly misunderstanding an awful lot about how CVS works.
Start at the beginning - have you ever used CVS before?  Have  you
purchased a book to help you learn how to checkout and checkin?  You
cannot set up permissions until you understand the basics.

> administrator at akonix /cygdrive/h/product_1

Problem #1  - do not install or use Cygwin, it's not needed and will
confuse you.  Uninstall it now.

> $ cvs chacl -R -r HEAD -a noread,nowrite,notag, nocreate,nocontrol
> cvs chacl: in directory .:
> cvs [chacl aborted]: there is no version here; do 'cvs checkout' first

Problem #2 - error messages mean something - read them and modify your
behaviour or stop and ask for help.

> $ cvs co CVSROOT/
> cvs checkout: ignoring CVSROOT (CVS/Repository missing)
> cvs checkout: in directory CVSROOT:
> cvs checkout: cannot open CVS/Entries for reading: No such file or
> /* snipped */

Combined problems #1 and #2.

You wouldn't be asking how to lock the HEAD/Branch unless you have been
using CVS for a while, but your responses show a lack of understanding
as to how CVS actually works - so how do you usually use CVS - what
tools do you use etc?  Telling us what you already know will probably
help us get you started at the right point.

Where is your server installed?  Where is your client?  Do  you know
what your $CVSROOT is?


Arthur Barrett

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