[Python-mode] cvs -> svn?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sun Mar 18 12:54:46 CET 2007

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On Mar 17, 2007, at 3:35 PM, skip at pobox.com wrote:

> I successfully checked the code out via svn.  I tried to do a cvs  
> diff in my
> old repository to see if I had any pending changes and got this error:
>     % cvs diff
>     ? python-mode-face-creation.patch
>     cvs diff: failed to create lock directory for `/cvsroot/python- 
> mode/python-mode' (/cvsroot/python-mode/python-mode/#cvs.lock):  
> Permission denied
>     cvs diff: failed to obtain dir lock in repository `/cvsroot/ 
> python-mode/python-mode'
>     cvs [diff aborted]: read lock failed - giving up
> I don't know if that's a side effect of the change or not.  If not, we
> should ask SF to fix the problem.  If so, it would be nice if they  
> at least
> retained read access to the repository for diffing.  I'll just diff  
> my CVS
> and SVN sandboxes.  Can I assume r425 is the version at the point  
> where you
> switched?

It could very well be an artifact of my turning off write access.   
I'm just guess, but maybe you need write access if you have a  
writable checkout and try to do a diff (because CVS wants to create a  
lock in the repository in that case).  You could try enabling your  
write access to do the diff and see if that helps.

There's only a handful of us that have developer privs on the  
project, so I'm not /too/ concerned about accidental CVS commits.  I  
just did it so an accidental commit would let you know to switch to  
svn, but I guess it messes up this case too.

Yep r425 was the switch point.

- -Barry

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