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Re: Empty attic?

From: Mike Ayers
Subject: Re: Empty attic?
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 15:21:15 -0700
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Larry Jones wrote:
Mike Ayers writes:

cvs [rtag aborted]: cannot open directory E:\CVSROOT\cameras\cam1\doc\vendor\Maxim/Attic

Upon checking, I find that the directory exists, is not read-only, and has no files in it (this is correct, as I have not removed any files from this directory). Any ideas as to what CVS is gagging on or how I can fix it?

Are you using cygwin?  There's some kind of a bug in some versions where
it returns the wrong error code and thus makes CVS think there's
something wrong rather than directory just being empty.

I am using WinCVS. The archive was originally created with CVS on Cygwin, but, unless I misread you, that shouldn't make a difference.

I'll also note in passing that you should use forward slashes in your
CVSROOT, not backslashes.  Some parts of CVS don't handle backslashes so
it will probably bite you sooner or later.

I went into the preferences of WinCVS and change E:\CVSROOT to E:/CVSROOT, which made it change backslashes to slashes, but when I ran the rtag command again, the output looked exactly the same as before.

        Would it be safe to just delete the Attic directory?


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