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RE: Newbie: nonsensical documentation

From: Vishal Jain
Subject: RE: Newbie: nonsensical documentation
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 13:32:08 -0500

After cvs import did you do cvs Checkin/Commit or not? Only when you do cvs
commit you files will be imported in the repository or they will be empty
files. Do "cvs checkin" for that module and try doing checkout without "-n"
switch. I mean try "cvs checkout MyModule".

Regarding the incomprehensible/unreliable cvs doc then let us know which one
you read. The one of the cvs home (Cederqvist) at is one best document. I created
my whole repository on that and supporting more than 50 projects and 10
users at now.

Vishal Jain

-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 12:43 PM
To: address@hidden
Subject: Newbie: nonsensical documentation

I'm being forced by my supervisor to start using CVS, which I hate.
The reason I hate it is that every time I've tried to read the
documentation I've found it either incomprehensible or unreliable.  In
my experience, this is par for the course for free software, and
that's why I don't touch it with a ten-foot pole.  But now my job
depends on it, so I desperately need every bit of help I can get...

On page 29, one is instructed to do this:

  $ cd $WDIR
  $ cvs import -m "Imported sources" yoyodine/$RDIR yoyo start
  $ cd ..

I've done this (though, of course, I've changed "yoyodine/$RDIR" to
"MyModule", and "yoyo" to $USER).  Next, the instructions say to do
try this:

  $ cvs checkout yoyodine/$RDIR

so I try:

  $ cvs -n checkout MyModule

but I get an error message:

  cvs checkout: cannot chdir to MyModule: Not a directory
  cvs checkout: ignoring module MyModule

Why am I getting the "cannot chdir" error message?  My CVSROOT
variable is properly set, and the directory $CVSROOT/MyModule exists:

  % ls -ld $CVSROOT/MyModule
  drwxrwsr-x    3 kynn   cvs          4096 Mar 11 11:49

Thank you for all your help.


P.S. please Cc me in your replies.

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