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

Boyd Meier boyd.meier at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 18:08:55 BST 2007

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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


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