[cvsnt] problems with edit/commit -c

Kim Sparrow ksparrow at lightpointe.com
Tue Sep 17 03:44:40 BST 2002

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Perhaps I'm doing something wrong here: my coworker and I are testing out reserved edits and can't seem to get it to work correctly.  (Seeing that he's a hardware guy and wants to get the other hardware guys using cvs, getting reserved edits on their binary files seems to be a good thing.)

The 'edit -c' part seems to work fine.  When the other person tries to do an 'edit -c', it says "cvs [edit aborted]: files being edited!"  Good.  When the other tries to do a plain 'edit', the CVS\fileattr file in the repository correctly notes that both are now editors of the file.  But when only one of us has a reserved edit and the other tries a 'commit -c' the file gets committed as if it wasn't locked, no warning message or anything.  From http://www.devguy.com/fp/cfgmgmt/tools/install.htm I think I understand how it's supposed to work.. and yet what I'm observing doesn't quite match up.  I don't need to do any scripting in the CVSROOT directory like in the old 'admin -l'  days do I?  I'm using 57i.

K. Sparrow

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