[cvsnt] Why does CVSNT not update some folders????

Boyd Meier bmeier at acornsys.com
Thu Nov 13 02:32:53 GMT 2003

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What I've seen in this situation is that the top level cvs directory
does not have a record of the existence of module4.  That makes the
update skip it, since it's updating all the things in the top level
directory Entries file.  I'm not sure how best to resolve it, but I've
gone back and manually edited the entries files to add the directory
before.  Ideally, an update/co of a specific submodule from a top level
directory would also modify that top level directory's Entries file.  I
can see that that might be difficult in the general case, though.


-----Original Message-----
From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf
Of Bo Berglund
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 5:42 PM
To: 'Glen Starrett'; cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Why does CVSNT not update some folders????

I might have checked out the various submodules of the top module at
different times and there might have nbeen different versions of CVSNT
living both on the server and the client.

But my main question is really this:
Where does CVSNT keep its checkout data except in the CVS
subdirectories? AFAICT the CVS folder in the parent directory contains
all needed info in the Entries and Entries.Extra files to define my
Module4 as a submodule. And the CVS folder in Module4 contains valid
info concerning the files and folders contained therein. This is
witnessed by the fact that an update started from the Module4 folder
runs without a hitch. But an update one level up does not even go down
into Module4 and if I add the flag for creating the directories then I
get the "move away" error messages. So there *must* be some extra trick
being played here that makes Module4 different from all the other
modules even though the Entries files in the parent CVS folder lists
Module4 as a directory just as the other modules.

Really puzzling!

BTW, if I move away the Module4 folder (rename to something else) and do
an update with create folder flag set then of course Module4 is
recreated. But that was really not my issue, I want to understand what
is going on.


-----Original Message-----
From: Glen Starrett [mailto:grstarrett at cox.net]
Sent: den 12 november 2003 00:03
To: bo.berglund at telia.com; cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Why does CVSNT not update some folders????

> When I do an update on Tools only 4 out of the 5 submodules get 
> updated and if I check the "create missing directories..." checkbox 
> the update issues a lot of error messages telling me to move away the 
> files cause they are in the way.

Did you try:

--moving the offending directory,
--removing it's CVS directories,
--cvs up -d Tools

I'm guessing it's likely a case sensitivity problem or missing
Module4\CVS folder or similar.  Just let CVS straighten itself out.

Awhile ago I had thought you could just check out a module within
another sandbox (or perhaps move one in later after it was updated), but
that didn't work as I had expected when I tried it later.  Did you
create this using a non-standard method?


Glen Starrett

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