[cvsnt] CVS wants to remove directory when checking out/update

subzero66 at gmx.de subzero66 at gmx.de
Fri Oct 5 15:44:37 BST 2007

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Thanks for your reply. That was a hint. I tried to disable the Microsoft Indexing Service for the CVS repository folders on the server as well as the checkout folders on the client. Unfortunately, I get the same error message. I can't shut down the Virus Software because I don't have the admin rights on client and server to do that. 

How did you resolve the problem in the past? Is there something I missed for disabling the Indexing Service (like other folders or the way to disable it)? Can I ever get rid of the message without shutting down the Virus Scanner?



> I see a variation of that message a lot on clients.  It's generally caused
> by some background process running on the client that is locking directories
> that cvs update -P is trying to prune.  The usual suspect is Microsoft
> Indexing Service, but anti-virus or other such scanners can also cause it.

> Arthur, is it possible that the message is really reporting a client
> error?  Or perhaps an error with an automatic checkout process on the
> server?

> Boyd
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