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Old 08-23-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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Cervisia "This is not a CVS folder."


Despite what seems to be a very nice tutorial at OSNews on using Cervisia I cannot get past trying to "Open Sandbox..."

I have created a repository, I have cheched out a module, and now I want to open a sandbox however I keep getting "This is not a CVS folder. blah blah blah" which is quite frustrating because it is preventing me from even getting started with learning CVS.

Can somebody please help me. I am sure once the answer is given to me I am going to be so embarassed at how obvious it is that I will wish I never asked but as it stands I am truely stuck.

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Old 08-24-2006, 08:30 AM   #2
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The Sandbox you try to open MUST contain a CVS directory. If it doesn't you get the message you describe.

Use the file manager or a console to go to the directory you checked out the module to. Does it have a CVS directory?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 12:01 PM   #3
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I'm not really clear on what I need to do. Please keep in mind that CVS is completely new to me and I am just using the tutorial mentioned above and the help files that come with Cervisia to figure things out.

When I did the first step of creating a repository Cervisia did create a subfolder called CVSROOT (or something like that..sorry not on that computer right now) which had several files and folders within it. Is this the "CVS directory" you are talking about?

Should I copy this directory over to my sandbox folder?

Perhaps taking a quick look at the tutorial would help you to see what I am missing...I am not very far into it so u will not need to read a lot; I believe I am on page 2 or 3.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 07:23 AM   #4
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Okay. When you checked out your module, you checked it out to a working directory. This is the place where all the conents of the module will go along with the CVS information.

E.g. Module MyTest checked out to working folder home/myuser/cvsstuff

This will result in a folder home/myuser/cvsstuff/MyTest being on your system. This will contain all the source files of MyTest module plus a CVS folder that contains entries for Root, Repository and Entries.

You open home/myuser/cvsstuff/MyTest as your sandbox.

Hope this is a bit clearer.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 10:32 PM   #5
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Hmmm

Wow..that worked..thank you.

It has been a couple days but what I remember doing was creating the "home/myuser/cvsstuff/MyTest" folder before trying to checkout because I thought that needed to exist for Cervisia to put the files into it. Perhaps Cervisia was seeing the folder existed but wasn't a CVS folder (didn't hav the CVS subfolder and files) and was just stoping.

I deleted "home/myuser/cvsstuff/MyTest" so that only "home/myuser/cvsstuff" remained and then did a checkout and viola!

Thanks again..I guess I was trying too hard to think for the software...comes from using M$ WinDoze for so many years.

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