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Re: Can't add new modules

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: Can't add new modules
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 16:26:02 -0400
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Martell, Larry wrote:
> Hello all-
> We have a CVS server (1.11.17 running on Mandrake Linux 10.1) that was
> set up over a year ago by someone who no longer works here. For the past
> year we have only used Tortoise CVS from windows as the client and we have
> had no problems whatsoever. Today I wanted to add some new modules from
> a Linux client. But when I issue the add command it fails:
> $ cvs add casper.c
> address@hidden's password: 
> cvs add: cannot open CVS/Entries for reading: No such file or directory
> cvs [add aborted]: no repository
> My CVSROOT is set as follows:
> $ echo $CVSROOT
> :ext:address@hidden:/home/ata/src/
> On the server machine (source), I have the following dir structure:
> $ pwd
> /home/ata/src
> $ ls
> aIRU/  CVS/  CVSROOT/  large_file
> $ ls -l CVS
> total 8
> -rw-r--r--  1 ata cvs 41 Sep 27 14:32 Entries
> -rw-rw-r--  1 ata cvs 61 Sep 23 15:31 fileattr

There should not be an Entries file in the repository. It appears that
you may be trying to use the repository as your local working directory.
Never do that.

Check out a working copy into your home directory, and issue all CVS
commands from within that working directory.

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Jim Hyslop
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