[cvsnt] New Install and Configuration on Win2k Advanced Server

Peter Crowther Peter.Crowther at melandra.com
Wed Oct 24 09:23:25 BST 2007

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> From: datadoit
> What I have is a project folder that I want to use as a new Repository
> (or module?).


> I copied my project folder to F:\cvsrepo\myproject.com
> (local drive).

OK, that's the issue.

CVSNT is really a database with a specialised front-end.  Think of CVSNT's central repository files like you'd think of a database files - they're magic and shouldn't be touched!  You wouldn't go in and edit an Oracle database's files directly; you'd use the Oracle client.  Similarly, don't edit CVSNT's repository files directly; always use the CVS client.

To solve the problem, assuming that F:\cvsrepo is the location of your repository on the CVS server:

- Remove the files you copied to F:\cvsrepo\myproject.com;

- Use TortoiseCVS to *import* the files into the repository from where you have them on your client.

(If you then want to peek behind the curtain, take a look at F:\cvsrepo\myproject.com again - you'll see a whole load of files with ,v extensions which are CVSNT's database files.  Don't touch them, just make sure the area is backed up and there's no real-time antivirus scanning there!)

                - Peter

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