[cvsnt] Unable to commit

Ryan nospam at nospam.net
Wed Mar 12 04:50:45 GMT 2008

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An old user works on all computers, both old and new.  New users don't 
work on either. The CVSROOT for a working user and non-working user is 
the same:


Both working and non-working users can perform checkouts.  Non-working 
users just can't commit anything. I ran cvsdiag on both old and new 
boxes and while logged in as both old and new users.  Everything looked 
okay; no reported errors.

I just realized that the error message I'm getting from the cvs on the 
client-side also references this strange filename ",Login.cs,".  Here is 
a copy of my exact error:

 >cvs commit -m "" Login.cs
Checking in Login.cs;
   <--  Login.cs
new revision: 1.5; previous revision: 1.4
cvs [server aborted]: could not open lock file 
Permission denied

Why is CVS adding a "," prefix to the filename?  I tried this from a 
brand new box, joined it to the domain, then logged on as working user 
and non-working user.  Same results.

I don't understand how this is even happening.  Are you sure there's not 
some code similar to what you suggested? :)


Arthur Barrett wrote:
>> Is this a bug in CVSNT?
> Well not exactly no - we added a code path a while back that does this:
> if new_user(claims_to_be("nospam.net")) // owned by hormel foods 
> {
>   filename+=",v";
> }
> else
> {
>   // existing users claiming to be from nospam.net are OK
>   // this will really confuse them!
> }
> The problem is occurring with new users only - it's clearly
> environmental since the above code would just be silly.
> I assume new users also use new PCs?  Start looking there - does a 'new
> user' on an 'old users' PC work OK?  Compare the results of cvsdiag on
> the old and new users PC.
> What is the CVSROOT the new user is using?  What is the CVSROOT the old
> user is using?  
> If the two users are using the same PC and getting different results
> then go looking in the registry HKCU or environment.  
> If the clients are running on the same PC as the server then re-run your
> tests from scratch with the clients on a different PC to the server.
> Finally you can enable 'allow clients to trace server' in the server
> control panel and run the commit on both clients with 'cvs -ttt ci' and
> compare the results (don't send the traces to the newsgroup - they will
> bounce).
> Regards,
> Arthur

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