[cvsnt] Problem locking a file

Bo Berglund Bo.Berglund at system3r.se
Tue Dec 19 12:06:24 GMT 2006

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You should not use the cvs admin -l command at all!!!
Read up on reserved edits instead, that will probably handle what you

Or, why do you think you need to lock a file????
Normally CVS is used Concurrently (hence its name) so that several
developers can work on the same project at the same time. CVS very
nicely handles the problems where different developers edit the same
file at the same time, no problems here.
But it cannot merge changes done to a binary file, so for these you
probably want to set up reserved edits so that only one developer at a
time can hold the edit token.

As I said, look up reserved edits and read up. 

Best regards,

Bo Berglund

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Subject: [cvsnt] Problem locking a file

I have Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382
(client/server) on SUSE 10. How can I allow a cvs user to lock a file in
repository without giving him administartive rights. If any cvs user
trys to lock a file through CVS client it gives following error :
cvs admin -l QuarkCms.lk (in directory C:\ghjk\test)

cvsnt [server aborted]: usage is restricted to repository administrators

*****CVS exited normally with code 1*****


Suman Brar 
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