[cvsnt] CVS Notify error on Edit

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Wed May 5 08:20:43 BST 2004

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Hi all!

When using CVSNT 2.0.41 on windows 2000 sp3 (using cvs 10.8 on a Digital Unix back end) I get the following error when I try fast consecutive "cvs edit"'s on different files in a directory:

cvs edit fmr01f4temp.xml
cvs [edit aborted]: cannot open CVS/Notify: No such file or directory

We have a search/replace tool that automatically runs "cvs edit" on a file before changing it, but after the first few files, these errors begin to appear.

Running "cvs update" on the file fixes the problem and I can then "cvs edit" it.  I do not see a "Notify" file in the CVS directory either before or after the "cvs update"

Any ideas as to the cause?  What is CVS/Notify?  Why is CVSNT client complaining about a non existant file?

Please don't suggest updating the cvs server version - can't be done.



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