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Re: "Move file away, it is in the way" errors

From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: "Move file away, it is in the way" errors
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 00:05:46 GMT

"Derek Robert Price" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
> Hrm.  I'm not sure about how this is going to work on case insensitve
> clients, but in the other cases you complained about Paul, the answer

Other cases?  As far as I know this is the first time I've
had a problem on Windows (I only use Windows for
simple stuff at home, the complex branches are at work).

And I don't know that this has anything to do with case

> might be to use an if-then-else diff.  See Larry's and my discussion on
> info-cvs.  If you send a patch with test cases and we can solve the
> case-insensitive issue, I'll likely commit it.

I don't even have the ability to recompile CVS on Windows.
GCC doesn't appear to be one of the supported compilers
on Windows.

I do have the ability to look at code and send context diffs,
which is how I was able to guide other people through some
other bugs.

But I only have a problem with DEVEL-CVS, and I don't use
that file.

> I've never seen that problem before.  Normally that message is generated
> if there are two files in the repository of the same name and different
> case and the checkout is from a case insensitive client and there isn't
> much that could be done to avoid it.  But, assuming that you are
> checking out from the cvshome.org repository this couldn't be the case.
> Is this an import?

No.  I'm using the super-duper cvshome.org client-server stuff.

> |I tried deleting DEVEL-CVS but that didn't make the problem
> |go away.
> If you are checking out from your own repository where you imported the
> CVS source, try removing the devel-cvs file from your repository and
> leave the DEVEL-CVS file.  You might try removing devel-cvs from your
> CVS/Entries file in all cases it might appear too.

There is no devel-cvs in my CVS/Entries.

> I did manage to duplicate this problem, but the problem is on the
> server, not the client.  cvshome.org should not be attempting to send
> devel-cvs.  That file has been dead a long time and is not attached to
> any of the 1.11.x tags, but for some reason the server is trying to send
> it in case insensitive mode and causing this problem.

In fact, if I do a cvs log devel-cvs, not DEVEL-CVS, it
gives me the log of the DEVEL-CVS version, which
includes all the tags.

> The error your client is reporting is the correct one for it to report
> in this case.  At least, as correct as it gets at the moment.

Ok.  I don't need new binaries for Windows then, 1.11.5 works
fine for my simple branch-less environment.

Maybe this thing with DEVEL-CVS is an old problem I've just
never noticed before?

BTW, this info-cvs you are talking about, is it mirrored into a
newsgroup?  It is a pity the CVS documentation doesn't mention
the newsgroup names, as I prefer newsgroups to mailing lists.

BFN.  Paul.

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