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Re: Lock files preventing tagging ?

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Lock files preventing tagging ?
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 10:10:59 -0500

Larry Jones wrote:

> Shubhabrata Sengupta writes:
> >
> > cvs-1.10.7 [server aborted]: could not open lock file
> > `/a/mysrc/,main.c,': File exists
> That's a RCS lock file (it's actually the new version of the RCS file
> that is supposed to get renamed without the commas once it is written
> correctly).
> > checked up the ownership of the file and it seems that
> > it is owned by me. Is this file left over by some
> > aborted cvs operation. Do I have to remove this file
> > to let the tagging go on.
> That's what it sounds like (although that shouldn't happen -- what
> version of CVS are you running?).

There's also a common problem using repositories exported by SAMBA that
might leave RCS lock files lying around.


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