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Old 05-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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CVS lock file -- I can't find it to remove it!


Folks here at my office are running into an issue with CVS; apparently there is a lock on a directory, bearing my username, that prevents a certain operation (version tagging), and I wish for the problem to go away.

I've referred to the CVS documentation concerning lock files, however I cannot locate any such files in the CVS repository (so as to remove them).

I've gone as far as removing the offending directory from my check-out area, and then restoring it using "update", but still no joy. Then I attempted to "release" the directory, only to be greeted with the message that the directory is locked; for example:
cvs release path/to/dir
You have [0] altered files in this repository.
Are you sure you want to release directory `path/to/dir': y
cvs release: [14:33:09] waiting for dwhitney67's lock in /cvs_repository/path/to/dir
<same message above repeats every 30 secs>
Any suggestions on how to fix CVS?


Problem solved; apparently CM decided to place CVS lock files in some other area other than within $CVSROOT; hence the reason I could not locate the lock file.

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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