[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: HELP! Deleted CVS directory still causing problems

From: Rod Macpherson
Subject: RE: HELP! Deleted CVS directory still causing problems
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 18:26:25 -0700

It is not possible to remove a directory using CVS. Instead remove the contents 
and use the prune option when checking out or updating. To keep a directory 
with the prune option use a dummy file such as .empty. 
It is not possible to rename a directory but you can remove the old directory 
and add a new one. Windows will require that you remove first if the new name 
differs only in the letter case. 
The moral of the story is to make darn sure your directory names are what you 
want at the outset. Directory name changes usually occur shortly after being 
created (within a week let's say) so your better off just doing an rm -rf  on 
the directory right in the repository and starting again with the correct name. 
Whacking files in the repository can be a resume-altering experience with no 
backup and a splash of bad luck. 

From: address@hidden on behalf of Dave Bartmess
Sent: Sat 6/25/2005 6:21 AM
To: address@hidden
Subject: HELP! Deleted CVS directory still causing problems

We're operating on Windows 2000, and we had an instance of a directory
with a similar name created with only one character different in case
only. (i.e., Test dir created when TEst dir already existed and was

We couldn't "remove" the directory because Windows wouldn't recognize
the difference between the two, and now we get errors about unable to
lock dir, etc...

If we try to do an update, this directory reappears! And it doesn't
exist in the actual physical disk repository.

Where can I go to completely wipe any trace of this directory from the
repository? I can't find any CVS dirs in the repository of course, so
where does it hold this information that keeps coming back?

David A. Bartmess
Sr. Software Configuration Manager / Sr. Software Developer
eDingo Enterprises

Info-cvs mailing list

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]