Subject: Re: cvs update failed
To: Laine Stump <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/27/2000 17:03:26
>>>I'm pretty sure that "gdb" became a directory at one stage, so the left
>>>over gdb file from an earlier build will bugger things up.
>>really?  that must have been quite recent.  i believe i last updated
>>on tuesday afternoon.
>Actually the gdb directory is no longer there, and hasn't been there for a
>"long time" (I encountered this same problem about 6 months ago), but it
>*was* there at some time in the past. Due to suboptimal behavior of CVS wrt
>deleted directories, it first tries to create this now-extinct directory
>before pruning it back (if you've specified -P somewhere), resulting in the

i was using "cvs update -d -P" as i learned it from

in the part entitled "To update the sources".

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