[cvsnt] Re: add files in repository root problem

Nenad Blagojevic nenadblagojevic_exth at msn.com
Mon Nov 24 19:41:54 GMT 2003

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Hi Bo,

It worked after checkout.

I am new on cvs and have filled the repository until now by adding all
directories one by one (until the status shifted from "local") and added the
files from the directories and commited the additions. The only problem i
had is with this one file in the root and your comment helped. Thanks for

And now, I have verified that the initial checkout on one another client did



"Bo Berglund" <bo.berglund at telia.com> wrote in message
news:6a83sv8s72180n431gbrjvmqlak9kk95or at 4ax.com...
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 00:06:49 +0100, "Nenad Blagojevic"
> <nenadblagojevic_exth at msn.com> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >Why can I not add a file in the cvs repository root. I have added several
> >directories and files in the directories, but i cannot manage to add
> >in the repository root. I have tried with netbeans built in client, and
> >commandline. Neither works!
> >
> >Win2003 server commandline aproach:
> >
> >cd to project root directory (with the file)
> >cvs add template.jsp
> >tried also with:
> >cvs add /template.jsp
> >cvs add \template.jsp
> >
> >returned message by cvs:
> >cvs add: in directory .:
> >cvs [add aborted]: there is no version here; do 'cvs checkout ' first
> >
> >What do I do wrong? Do the cvs support files in root directory?
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Nenad.
> >
> You can only CVS add files if your current dir is a checked out
> sandbox. All cvs commands except checkout use the metadata stored in
> the subdirectory CVS that exists in all checked out sandboxes.
> Without this it is not possible to add a directory (or indeed a file
> for that matter).
> /Bo
> (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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