[cvsnt] Error FAIL Lock not within repository - How to solve ?

Pat Galea wlist at dudegalea.co.uk
Thu May 13 08:58:15 BST 2004

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Flavio Medeiros Sales wrote:
> The error occurs for one of our cvs users when he tries to commit or update
> a file, on any computer.
> Anyone know how to solve this ?
> cvs -q commit -m "message" Servidor\ServidorK3.tlb
> Servidor\ServidorK3_TLB.pas (in directory D:\Usuarios\Heraldo\k3cvs\Source\)
> cvs [server aborted]: Failed to obtain lock on /k3/Source/Servidor: 001 FAIL
> Lock not within repository

If you're using cvsnt version 2.0.28 or newer, the lockserver is now 
case sensitive. I've had the same problem several times since upgrading 
from an older version.

In each case, I just asked the user to change his CVSROOT to be the 
right case, and the problem went away.

Pat Galea

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