[cvsnt] Can't add some directories to source control

Bo Berglund Bo.Berglund at system3r.se
Wed Feb 5 14:34:10 GMT 2003

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the cvs import command is actually implemented to store 3rd party sources
in a repository, much like a storage box, without any development aimed at.
Therefore it also needs to create the branch you are asked to name etc.
So I guess the cvs original developers never thought this way about source
control, they probably just started from scratch with an empty module and added
files one-by-one.


-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Ennis [mailto:greg at ennis.net]
Sent: den 5 februari 2003 15:03
To: CVS-NT Mailing list (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Can't add some directories to source control

You are both right...  Tortoise version 1.3.1 ("unstable") does indeed add
the directory properly, so it was simply because it was a root folder. And
thanks Bo for the clarification on WinCVS, although I dont understand why it
makes you follow all those steps simply to "Add to Source Control"... Would
you ever want to import, but not local checkout? Why not combine them like
Tortoise, or at least make it an option?


----- Original Message -----
From: <torsten at tiscali.dk>
To: "Bo Berglund" <Bo.Berglund at system3r.se>; "Greg Ennis" <greg at ennis.net>
Cc: "CVS-NT Mailing list (E-mail)" <cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook>
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 6:50 AM
Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Can't add some directories to source control

Bo Berglund wrote:

>Import does not place anything in your PC "under source control" as you
>What it does is it takes all the imported files and sends them to the
>they are placed in a repository module and are under source control.

This is true, but the "Make New Module" command in TortoiseCVS does
magic to checkout the files again in-place.

>I can't add some folders (i.e. "C:\Inetpub") to source control. Most do
>but "C:\Inetpub" in particular does not. I can't see how this is a security
>issue because I have given "Everyone" full control of the "C:\Inetpub"
>Using Tortoise CVS, doing a "Make new module" on "C:\Inetpub" appears to
>work successfully, but nothing happens.

Which version of TortoiseCVS are you using? Older versions could not handle
a folder under CVS in the root of a drive.

(you should follow-up to tortoisecvs-users at lists.sourceforge.net)


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