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Re: Wincvs Checkout only checks out folders!

From: Alexandre Parenteau
Subject: Re: Wincvs Checkout only checks out folders!
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 08:23:14 -0700


You should see whether your repository is all contained in one branch. If
it's the case, you need to check-out with the name of the branch, cause cvs
is using by default the head branch.

If you don't think it was in a branch, try to check-out on Unix, it should
do the same thing. It may have to do with the way you used to import the


----- Original Message -----
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To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 5:11 PM
Subject: Wincvs Checkout only checks out folders!

> Summary:  I created a repository from a collection of files that
> already contained CVS info.  Thereafter, when I tried to check out my
> source code, I only got lots of empty folders.
> Here's the details:
> 1. I downloaded some source code, it happened to contain some cvs
> folders.
> 2. I made it into an official repository, using the
> "Create>Create a new repository" command.
> 3. Using the "admin>Preferences>General command, I set my  CVSROOT to
> :local:C:\CCNIAP\CCToolboxRoot.  This folder contains three
> subfolders:  CVSROOT, cctv6source, and Devtest.
> 4.  I checked out CVSROOT, edited and returned my .#modules file; it
> now lists cctv6source as a module (as confirmed by the "Admin>Macros
> Admin>List the modules on the server" command).
> 5.  I checked out cctv6source, using the "Create>Checkout module"
> command, with the following general settings:
>         module: cctv6source
>         local folder: C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\cct-tmp\Tmp010206
> This created lots of subfolders inside Tmp010206, but - in great
> contrast to the repository -- the only non-folder files in the
> Tmp010206 hierarchy were those in the CVS folders, e.g.,
> Tmp010206\cctv6source\CVS\entries.
> Anybody know why I can only check out folders?
> Thanks, Jim
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