file attributes ( was: RCS for Cygwin)

Earnie Boyd
Tue Aug 31 23:49:00 GMT 1999

--- Bernhard Bitsch <> wrote:
> hello,
> we want to use RCS for revision control of our SW development project.
> Environment:
>  Workstations with Windows NT 4.x
>  Source repository on Novell Netware Server
>  Novell Netware Client
>  RCS 5.7 ported to Cygwin B20.x
>  Cygwin B20.1
> when checking in files ci reports permission denied for the repository
> file xx.yy,v. if you do that on a local drive, all is ok.

My memory fails me but I believe this bug is a result of ci having the previous
xx.yy,v file open as it tries to copy the temporary version on top of it. 
Can't do that with the M$ filesystems.  To fix this you would have to make sure
that the fd that hold the xx.yy,v file open is closed before copying the
temporary file to the delta save file.

I may be wrong but I think that is the problem.

BTW, the latest version of CVS compiles OOB with one minor build problem (don't
ask me what it is, I don't remember) and works.

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