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Re: What does "Emptydir" mean?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: What does "Emptydir" mean?
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 17:00:51 -0400 (EDT)

Matthew Berney writes:
> We are having problems with a set of files that are checked into the
> repository.  We are having difficulty checking them out.  Below is the cvs
> log from one of the files.  We are using CVS Server 1.10.8 on a Linux Redhat
> 6.2 server with NT clients using pserver.
> After reviewing the manual, I couldn't find any reference to Emptydir.  Can
> someone please explain it to me?  What do we have to do to recover?

Every working directory must be associated with some directory in the
repository.  Emptydir is a place-holder repository directory that is
used by working directories that have no obvious corresponding
repository directory (usually this is caused by using a -d option on
checkout and specifying multiple levels of directories -- only the
bottom-most level has an obvious correspondence with a repository
directory).  It appears that someone has created files in one of these
fictitious working directories and committed them; current versions of
CVS do not allow this.

What you need to do is manually move the files in the repository to the
correct location(s); then you'll be able to check them out.

-Larry Jones

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