[cvsnt] user ' ' is not a valid editor of file ' '

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Fri Nov 17 14:56:14 GMT 2006

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Ute Gahlstorf wrote:

> I am using CVSNT 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 and Tortoise
> I am trying to set CVSNT and Tortoise up and for that purpose I created
> some experimental modules in a repository on the server.
> I have checked out one of the modules, replaced some files, modified
> others and cvs removed a few.
> Then I tried to commit the changes from my PC across the network to the
> server.
> Tortoise gave me the following error on some of the binary files (.lib,
> .gif):
> "user '...' is not a valid editor of file '...'"
> I am a bit puzzled by that, because I am currently the only person using
> CVSNT here. Could that message be related to entries in the cvswrapper
> file?

You receive this message if a file enforces edit (I think it's the -kx
option). AFAIK Tortoise adds this option to binary files by default, but
this may depend on your edit policy setting. It means that you'd have to
use cvs edit before editing such a file. (Which is a good thing if you have
more than one user.)


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