[cvsnt] CVS edit - CVS/Notify bug

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Wed May 12 03:56:28 BST 2004

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Tony and all,

Remember that odd Notify bug I mentioned a week ago?

Finally worked out how it happens...

If you CVS EDIT including a path name, the request fails (this used to work with CVS 10.8).  I'd really like this to still work, but it's probably a security bugfix right?

Anyway if you then change directories to the sandpit to "edit" the file properly, you then get the error:

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

example (I've included the current working directory in the DOS prompt to make the sequence a little clearer):

I:\blah\blab\zoop\dev_u8301>cvs edit I:\blah\blab\zoop\dev_u8301\sources\components\agb_export.xml
cvs edit: Server attempted to update a file via an invalid pathname:
cvs [edit aborted]: 'I:/blah/blab/zoop/dev_u8301/sources/components

I:\blah\blab\zoop\dev_u8301>cd sources\components

I:\blah\blab\zoop\dev_u8301\sources\components>cvs edit agb_export.xml
cvs [edit aborted]: cannot open CVS/Notify: No such file or directory

Probably does not require an urgent bug fix, posting the details more for other peoples info.


Arthur Barrett

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