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Re: Locking cvs files using tkcvs

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Locking cvs files using tkcvs
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 10:56:02 -0500

Ben Keating wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm working in CVS 1.9 (over rcs 5.7) for OO project management.  On Solaris
> 2.6, using tkCVS 6.3, I've locked a file.  The lock works, as in nobody else
> can edit the file, however, I cannot edit it anymore either.   I cannot
> unlock it either, not even directly in the repository.  Any suggestions
> would be greatly appreciated.  Also, when using tkCVS 6.3, scenario:
> Developer A is modifying a file in working copy, Developer B modifies the
> same file in his working copy, then commits it.  Developer A now needs a
> merge.  Doing a diff shows that Developer B has modified in a differing spot
> than A.  However, the merge loses Developer A's changes and updates Dev. A's
> file to look like the latest version in repository.  Could the automation be
> smoother and less destructive?  I deeply appreciate any explanations or
> advice as I am still learning CVS and UNIX.

You might want to upgrade to 1.11.  There have been a lot of enhancements and
bug fixes since 1.9.


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