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Re: cvs not checkout in pwd, but some other strange place.

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs not checkout in pwd, but some other strange place.
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:49:58 -0400

Troels Kofoed Jacobsen writes:
> I have a problem. My /home and some other folders are automounted nfs 
> shares via autofs. When I try to checkout form any cvs repository in my 
> homefolder ($HOME/tmp) cvs will randomly tell me smomething like:
> cvs [checkout aborted]: could not chdir to /auto/data/myuser/tmp: No 
> such file or directory
> note here that /auto/data is also an automounted nfs share.
> My /home is actually also mounted to /auto/home and then symlinked to 
> /home...
> The strange thing is that this happens rather randomly. It will pick a 
> seemingly random share mounted in /auto, think my user homefolder is 
> under that and try to checkout to that dir. Sometimes it tries 
> /auto/home and the checkout succeeds. If i create it says it is missing 
> (e.g. /auto/data/myuser/tmp) it will checkout into that -- even though 
> I'm in /home/myuser/tmp when writing the command.

There's something wrong in your OS -- either the automounter or the NFS
filesystem code.  It's not a CVS problem.  (This is why we recommend
against having working directories on NFS-mounted filesystems.)
Larry Jones

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