[cvsnt] Re: Edit on file '...' refused by server

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Wed Mar 29 12:31:08 BST 2006

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Krooshof, Frederik wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Could anyone tell me how to get rid of the following error message in WinCVS:
> cvs server: Edit on file 'SVC_DPIT001.XML' refused by server
> cvs edit: invalid data from cvs server
> This is after issuïng the following command:
> cvs edit -- SVC_DPIT001.XML (in directory C:\develop\se\common\sources\components.dir\)

This is what happens when you are using exclusive edits with a client 
that does not support them.

This suggests you are *not* using cvsnt 2.5 on the XP machine, as this 
will not produce that error.

> Apart from the error message nothing seems to go wrong.
> The file becomes writable and a successive commit succeeds. So, do I have to fear 
> anything?

Yes.  You do not have a valid edit on the file and will be unable to commit.


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