[cvsnt] How to delete repository and start over?

Siegfried Heintze siegfried at heintze.com
Fri Jul 16 06:19:04 BST 2004

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I tired Andreas's suggestion and it did not work. I get the same error I
just want to delete the repository and start over.

I tried delete the repository files and could not. I tried stopping the
service. This did not help. I tried using the init command on the same
repository. That seemed to work. I tried using the import command again and
it seemed to work for a few (but not all) my files (see below).

So how do I delete a repository?

:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs\CaseAssessment>cvs -d
ried at import -m "Create directory structure"
CaseAssessment v
ndor-tag start

o conflicts created by this import


:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs\CaseAssessment>

-----Original Message-----
From: Andreas Tscharner [mailto:andreas.tscharner at metromec.ch] 
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 12:43 AM
To: Siegfried Heintze
Cc: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Re: How do I add a single file?

> Now, here is my question: can I salvage my original repository that I
> created with the command "cvs -d /cygdrive/c/CONVEX init"?

yes, see below... 
> I've tried using
> service control panel to change the repository name from C:/CONVEX to
> /CONVEX.  Of course, at this time, I abandoned the /c//CONVEX 
> syntax in
> favor of the /CONVEX syntax. When this did not work either, I used the
> service control panel to switch the name of my repository 
> back again to
> C:/CONVEX and tried to use the /C//CONVEX syntax.

I suggest you change the name to /CONVEX. Then you have to change the "Root"
file within all CVS directories (there is one in each folder that is under
CVS control), so it fits the new name. That should work. AFAIK there are
also some scripts around, that do all the changing work...

Best regards
Andreas Tscharner                andreas.tscharner at metromec.ch
Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion
with confidence.                  -- Murphy's Technology Law 2

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