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RE: Cvs temporary directories for server

From: Jerry Nairn
Subject: RE: Cvs temporary directories for server
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 12:08:16 -0700

>From: Anita Chacko [mailto:address@hidden
>Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 11:00 AM

>CVS server creates temporary directories in /tmp

>And also sometimes,it creates files such as
>#cvs.lastdir.43762 in /tmp directory.Why are these
>created and will these affect the operation of CVS?

This file is not created by cvs. It is created by The file
will not problems for cvs itself, but could cause some strange behavior by
the script. If you have several such files, or one more than an hour old,
ask the cvs administrator, or whoever install, to look into it.

>In my project,one developer is getting the lock error
>when trying to checkout;there is no lock dir/file
>anywhere except this file in /tmp.But I am able to
>checkout normally.I don't know why only he is getting
>the lock error.Can someone explain this?

You haven't given much to explain. The lastdir file is not causing this

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