[sane-devel] CVS problem: lock file in sane-backends/doc
Fri, 14 Nov 2003 15:09:56 -0100
On Fri, 2003-11-14 at 10:33, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I am unable to commit changes to the doc/ directory of sane-backends
> because it is locked:
> > cvs server: [12:32:40] waiting for anoncvs_sane's lock in
> > [repeating every 30 seconds]
> Does anyone know how this can be fixed ?
part of Email text from Henning some time ago:
Some topics concerning CVS write access:
* Getting write access to the CVS servers
The details of getting write access to the CVS server are mentioned
on our CVS page: http://www.sane-project.org/cvs.html
Just some more comments:
* Once you have been added, it will take some time until CVS write
access actually works.
* Every developer is also able to modify the bug tracker, i.g. to
change priorities and assignments of bugs
* You don't need to be a backend developer to get CVS access. If you
regularily update documentation or translations that's ok, too.
* If someone isn't interested in CVS access but wants to handle bugs
in the bug tracker, we can set up an account also.
* CVS lock files: When you get messages like that:
"cvs server: [11:38:14] waiting for anoncvs's lock in ..."
while committing a file to CVS you've found a stale lockfile.
Well, at least if that lock stays for longer than a few minutes.
This has happened three or four times in the last few weeks.
If this happens, use ssh to log into your account at alioth (ssh
cd sane-backends (or sane-frontends or wherever)
cd to the directory where the lock is located
ls -l "#cvs*"
If that lock is from anoncvs and older than some minutes, remove
(rm) it. If it's from a developer, ask him what he is doing
currently. If he isn't using CVS currently, remove the lock also.
I have just removed the anoncvs lock, is was dated from 3 november?