[cvsnt-dev] Better error message in case the CVS user does not have access to the temp folder.

Jurko Gospodnetić mangled at to.avoid.spam
Mon May 14 17:36:26 BST 2007

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   We just found out that we misconfigured one of our local CVSNT server 
and since error messages from the client/server were not of much help 
just thought we would post more information on the problem. Perhaps 
someone can improve the related error handling in CVSNT or the post can 
at least serve as a hint to anyone with similar problems.

   When we set up the server and ported our repository into it we 
started getting a server side error message 'cvs server: cannot open 
directory . for empty check: No such file or directory' when we did an 
update using the -P (prune empty folders) option.

   The cause was that we left our temporary CVSNT folder incorrectly set 
to 'C:\Windows\Temp' where our CVS user did not have proper access 

   We finally traced down the problem using the sysinternals 
process/file monitor on the server but it was way harder then it needed 
to be. I guess a better error message would be useful here.

   Hope this helps someone...

   Best regards,
     Jurko Gospodnetić

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