Bug 55630 - Bug in check for checkout-into-repository
Bug in check for checkout-into-repository
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cvs (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-11-03 00:02 EST by Havoc Pennington
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-10 08:13:10 EST
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Description Havoc Pennington 2001-11-03 00:02:30 EST
If your CVSROOT is say "anoncvs@anoncvs.xfree86.org:/cvs" and your 
local directory you're trying to check out into is "/cvs/whatever", 
then CVS barfs claiming "cvs [checkout aborted]: Cannot check out files
into the repository itself", but the local dir is not the repository, it is
a local directory. Appears to be a not-smart-enough strcmp ("/cvs", "/cvs") 
check.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-11-03 00:03:20 EST
The extra-funny thing is that if you specify the CVSROOT with a slash on the end, 
"/cvs/" instead of "/cvs", then that tricks CVS into working properly. ;-)

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