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CVS/AFS/Win2k: commit fails

From: Nitin Chandrachoodan
Subject: CVS/AFS/Win2k: commit fails
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 19:47:00 GMT
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I am having a problem using CVS (from Cygwin 1.3.6) on a 
Windows 2000 machine. The main repository is on our campus 
AFS servers, and I have the OpenAFS client 1.2.2b from installed on the Windows machine to 
access AFS. Since it is on Cygwin, I have 
where X: (under Windows) mounts the parent directory of the 
CVS repository.

I am able to check out the module that I need. CVS update 
also works, and pulls in changes made by others. But if I 
make a change and try 'cvs commit', I get the message -

/cygdrive/x/cvs/src/makefile,v  <-- makefile
new revision: 1.7; previous revision: 1.6
cvs [commit aborted]: error writing to lock file 

and the commit fails.

I was previously using CVS over ssh, with CVSROOT=:ext: etc, 
and it was working fine. Even now, if I check out a copy 
with CVSROOT set with :ext, it works, and commit works, and 
everything is OK, but of course, it is inconvenient because 
I need to keep entering my password for ssh (we have a 
strange mixture of ssh and AFS here that makes it a little 
difficult to do passwordless logins with SSH).

I need to stick with the Cygwin version of CVS because of 
other considerations in the lab.

Any ideas on what might be the problem? I tried the command 
'touch /cygdrive/x/cvs/src/,makefile,'
from a Windows bash shell, and this works, so it is not a 
problem with write permissions.

Thanks in advance,

DSP Lab, Univ of Maryland

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