[cvsnt] CVSNT on Win2003

Peter Crowther Peter.Crowther at melandra.com
Thu Nov 27 09:48:13 GMT 2008

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> From: Justin Rush
> cvs add: in directory .:
> cvs [add aborted]: there is no version here; do 'cvs checkout' first

You might want to read up on how CVS works.  As a warp-speed summary, there are two things you'll need to do before you can use 'cvs add' to add a file from a sandbox to a repository: you need a repository, and you need a sandbox!

0) If you haven't yet created a repository, create it and make sure your CVSROOT is set appropriately on the client;

1) You'll need to import one or more modules into the repository;

2) You'll need to check out at least one of those modules into a sandbox.

You've now established some revision-controlled files in the repo, and a local version of those in your sandbox.  You could now create a new file in your sandbox, and use cvs add to add it to the list of revision-controlled files, so that it will be committed when you next commit.

Does that help, or is the problem deeper than that?

                - Peter

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