[cvsnt] help: cvs [server aborted]: could not open lock file '/repository/directory/, file.ext, ': File Exists

Joe Enfield joeenfield at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 30 14:52:17 BST 2007

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C:\>cvs version
Client: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.04 (Zen) Build 2471 
Server: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.03 (Scorpio) Build 2382 

A colleague of mine is having this issue while trying to commit a set of 
cvs [server aborted]: could not open lock file 
'/repository/directory/,file.ext,': File Exists

I looked in the repository commit directory and noticed the ,file.ext, 
file - and removed it.
I watched the server repository commit directory while he was committing 
file.ext, and the ,file.ext, file appeared again, and he received the error 

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?

Thank you,
Joe E.

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