maybe not the right forum, but I suppose everyone here is using CVS, so...
...could anyone explain why I keep getting this error?
$ cvs -z6 up -P -d ... cvs server: Updating dist/src/Tools/ht2html cvs [server aborted]: cannot open directory /projects/cvsroot/python/dist/src/Tools/ht2html: No such file or directory
it used to work...
EXPLANATION: For some reason that directory existed on the mirror server but not in the master CVS tree repository. It was created once but quickly deleted -- not quickly enough apparently to prevent it to leak to the slave. Then we did a global resync from the master to the mirror and that wiped out the mirror version. Good riddance.
FIX: Edit Tools/CVS/Entries and delete the line that mentions ht2html, then do another cvs update.
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