[cvsnt] Re: I get 'file in the way' errors when I don't think Ishould.

Richard Kerry Richard.Kerry at bbc.co.uk
Fri Oct 7 15:57:29 BST 2005

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Bo, Jakob, Everyone,
Should have reported back earlier, but this is what I found.

I looked in windows/bin/CVS/Entries and there was no mention of
It's curious that Tortoise and WinCvs treated this differently.  I
expect that's a difference between 2.0.51d client used by WinCvs and used by Tortoise.

I added the line manually and Update then worked.  
It is therefore curious that the line hadn't been added automatically.
The 'drivers' subfolder was not new and all others at the same level
were happy.

This would explain Jakob's experience too.  Just deleting the files and
then Updating causes the files to reappear but because the Entries file
hasn't been updated a subsequent Update fails as indicated.
Deleting the whole folder causes Update to recreate the Entries file and
this time it gets it right.

So essentially the problem is 'Why didn't it get created right
automatically ?'.   'Why did the other Entries files get created
properly but that one was missing an entry ?'.

Anyway, my immediate problem is fixed.  I leave it to those who know
much more about such things to ponder whether there is a bug somewhere
that caused it.  And whether it is now fixed.


-----Original Message-----
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Of Jakob Kruse
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 9:23 AM
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Subject: [cvsnt] Re: I get 'file in the way' errors when I don't think

... or try to delete the entire directory that has "in the way" files
and update again. That has solved this problem for me before (deleting
the files themselves did not - after one update they came back, after
two I got the error again).


"Bo Berglund" <bo.berglund at system3r.se> wrote in message
news:433d561b.38269158 at news.cvsnt.org...
> On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 13:54:58 +0100, "Richard Kerry"
> <Richard.Kerry at bbc.co.uk> wrote:
>>I've just tried this process from both WinCvs and Tortoise.
>>In both cases windows/bin/drivers appears in the initial greyed out 
>>and preceded by '?' list of folders being ignored.
> Check in the windows/bin/CVS/Entries file if there is a line which 
> specifies directory drivers.
> If there is none then when you update from above drivers and check the

> option to create missing directories that exist in repository the 
> existing folder is truly "in the way".
> You could add a line to the Entries file manually specifying this 
> folder and see what happens.
> /Bo Berglund

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