[cvsnt] Cannot rename file error

Dwayne Miller dmiller at espgroup.net
Thu Feb 13 15:20:58 GMT 2003

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We recently migrated our repository from an NT4 server to a Win2k 
server.  In the process, we upgraded CVSNT to build 68.  All of that 
might be unrelated, but provided just in case.

For a single file, all users are getting a message when trying to commit 
a change:
cvs [server aborted]: cannot rename file 
d:/cvs/pmp-docs/,sysTools_Readme.txt, to 
d:/cvs/pmp-docs/sysTools_Readme.txt,v: Permission denied

All other operations on other files seem normal.

I believe this started when cvs 'hung' when I was trying to check in 
this file.  We are all using the WinCVS client, using the ntserver protocol.

I cannot find a file named d:/cvs/pmp-docs/,sysTools_Readme.txt.  But 
the file d:/cvs/pmp-docs/sysTools_Readme.txt,v does exist. It's 
read-only attribute is unset, whereas all other files in that directory 
are set to read-only.

I've looked in the WINNT\Temp directory and see several CVS related 
directories and a few .tmp files, some of which are owned by me and have 
the contents of the file I'm trying to check in.  But I'm not sure what 
to do with any of them to fix the problem.

On an unrelated note, we are also seeing a new message when updating an 
entire directory:
cvs server: cannot open directory . for empty check: No such file or 

Any help would be appreciated.


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