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rcs ci fails under cygwin; ci foo hangs leaving a lock file RCS/fo_
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- Subject: rcs ci fails under cygwin; ci foo hangs leaving a lock file RCS/fo_
- From: "Tolkin, Steve" <Steve dot Tolkin at fmr dot com>
- Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 11:20:51 -0400
I have a binary of the 5.7 version of RCS files
> ls -l ci
-rwxr-xr-x 1 administ Administ 14848 Mar 28 1999 ci*
I have been using this successfully in a DOS box for months.
But when I run it under cygwin ci foo hangs (for every file foo I have
It creates a lock file named RCS/fo_
but never gets any further. What is the problem?
rcsdiff and co work fine in cygwin, so I suspect the problem is that some
file is not writable.
Here is a tiny test case:
540/temp> ci foo
RCS/foo <-- foo
-- I must manually break
541/temp> ls -l RCS
drwxrwxrwx 2 administ Administ 0 Jun 1 11:17 ./
drwxrwxrwx 6 administ Administ 32768 Jun 1 11:17 ../
-r--r--r-- 1 administ Administ 0 Jun 1 11:17 fo_
When I am in emacs a checkin works correctly,
but I am not sure that ci program is being run, or if emacs is doing this
I must rm -f RCS/fo_ before I can check in the file from DOS or emacs, so I
it is the lock file.
I am not sure how to learn what version of cygwin I am running.
I downloaded it via setup.exe 2 days ago.
> bash --version
GNU bash, version 2.04.0(10)-release (i586-pc-cygwin32)
Copyright 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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