[cvsnt] debugging? "can't create lock file - no such file or dir"

Bob Smart smart at hpc.CSIRO.AU
Sun May 25 08:42:08 BST 2003

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Pardon me, but here is a bit more info.

I'm running Terminal Services, so the installation
is done from "Add/Change programs" thing in control panel.

I get the same error if the lock service is stopped?!

After my uninstall/reboot/reinstall the cvs service
control still remembered my old repository prefix and
added repository. Where does it keep that? I presumed it
must be in the registry but I can't see it there.

I got the source but visual studio 6 doesn't like it:
looks like it needs 7 (which I guess is Visual Studio .NET).
Maybe one day we can switch to the more cvs-friendly
eclipse+mingw (see 


> I'm trying to install on a win2k server machine.
> Using gserver from a windows machine I can do an import
> but then can't do an immediate checkout.
> First did it with 2.0.4, then with 2.1.1. Then uninstalled,
> rebooted and reinstalled following 
> http://w1.858.telia.com/~u85831169/InstallCVSNT.html very
> closely.
> If it were a linux/unix machine I could strace the server
> to see what it thinks it is doing. Is there some equivalent
> on win2k? Or some way to make the lock service leave some
> log of what it is doing?
> Bob
> P.S. transcript:
> farrer.7% cvs import suxen sma045 start
> I suxen/CVS
> I suxen/OLD/CVS
> I suxen/adsi2nis/CVS
> cvs server: Importing S:/CVS/HPSC/suxen/adsi2nis
> N suxen/adsi2nis/testwalk.pl
> N suxen/adsi2nis/upga.pl
> cvs server: Importing S:/CVS/HPSC/suxen/OLD
> N suxen/OLD/fixcherax.pl
> N suxen/OLD/fixcherax.sh
> N suxen/OLD/loop.bat
> N suxen/OLD/loop.sh
> N suxen/OLD/upg.pl
> No conflicts created by this import
> farrer.7% rm -rf suxen
> farrer.7% cvs co suxen
> cvs server: Updating suxen
> cvs server: cannot create read lock in repository `S:/CVS/HPSC/suxen': No suc
h f
> ile or directory
> cvs [server aborted]: read lock failed - giving up
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