[cvsnt] Re: Why "nothing known about" message?

Jakob Kruse kruse at kruse-net.dk
Sat Oct 29 14:32:13 BST 2005

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Hello everyone.

I get the same error now, and no complicated modules are involved. What is 
involved is "cvs rename".

I have a folder structure in my repository like root\a\b\c. I had a file in 
directory "b", which I first moved to directory "a" using cvs rename. Then 
later I moved it to directory "c" using cvs rename again. Now I get the 
"nothing known about ..." error every time I update my sandbox.

How do I get rid of it?


"Bo Berglund" <Bo.Berglund at system3r.se> wrote in message 
news:mailman.15.1087570822.21094.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...
I have set up a new module for a program I need to write.
This is not defined in any modules or modules2 file, insetad I have just
added the folder and the files of this Delphi project to an existing module.

But this project needs a rather complex set of dependent files from other 
in several repositories (that's why modules or modules2 will not work).
So I have created a batch file to check out the dependent files into 
in the new module. So right now I have:

 |- A
 |- B
 |- C
 |- D
 |- E
 |- F

Some of these dependent modules are checked out in extenso (all contained 
But in some of them I have only needed a few files so I arranged the batch 
to check out only the wanted files.
This works fine until I want to do an update from MainModule.
At this time I get this response (with the real file/folder names):

cvs server: Updating .
M AOS2Scanner.cfg
M AOS2Scanner.dof
A AOS2Scanner.exe
M AOS2Scanner.res
M DependentModulesCheckout.bat
M FormMain.dfm
M FormMain.pas
cvs server: Updating CellLayoutEdit
cvs server: Updating GraphicItem
cvs server: Updating IdObjects
cvs server: Updating Sprite
cvs server: Updating Utilities
cvs server: nothing known about GraphicItem
cvs server: nothing known about Sprite
cvs server: Updating GraphicDefinitions
cvs server: Updating GraphicItems
cvs server: Updating Sprites

***** CVS exited normally with code 0 *****

Note that for some reason "nothing is known" about the GraphicItem and 
Sprite modules.
(I have very similar module names Sprite vs. Sprites etc but they *are* 

Here is the CVS/Entries file from the MainModule:
/AOS2Scanner.cfg/1.1/Thu Jun 17 14:25:15 2004//
/sprites.csd/1.1/Wed Jun 16 13:03:28 2004//
/FormMagazineView.dfm/1.1/Thu Jun 17 08:54:56 2004//
/FormMain.dfm/1.1/Thu Jun 17 09:47:42 2004//
/AOS2Scanner.dof/1.1/Thu Jun 17 14:25:16 2004//
/AOS2Scanner.dpr/1.1/Thu Jun 17 13:51:00 2004//
/magazine.mgd/1.1/Thu Jun 17 09:09:38 2004//
/FormMagazineView.pas/1.1/Thu Jun 17 09:42:32 2004//
/FormMain.pas/1.1/Thu Jun 17 10:03:34 2004//
/AOS2Scanner.res/1.1/Thu Jun 17 14:25:10 2004/-kb/
/DependentModulesCheckout.bat/1.2/Fri Jun 18 06:54:43 2004//

If I manually enter the two "unknown" folders and do an update all is 

cvs ver
Client: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.0.34 (client/server)
Server: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.0.41 (client/server)

Any ideas?


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