#134138 anonymous checkout of mediatum sources failes


Dear Madam or Sir,

here is what happens when we try to checkout mediatum:

cvs checkout: warning: cannot write to history file /cvsroot/mediatum/CVSROOT/history: Read-only file system
cvs checkout: Updating mediatum
cvs checkout: failed to create lock directory for `/cvsroot/mediatum/mediatum' (/cvsroot/mediatum/mediatum/#cvs.lock): Read-only file system
cvs checkout: failed to obtain dir lock in repository `/cvsroot/mediatum/mediatum'
cvs [checkout aborted]: read lock failed - giving up

A collegue said this happens occasionally. The last time it happened the problem could be solved by the sourceforge support by deleting the lock (log ?) file.

Thanks in advance for your help!



  • Travis West

    Travis West - 2009-03-11


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  • Travis West

    Travis West - 2009-03-11
    • assigned_to: nobody --> travis-w
  • Travis West

    Travis West - 2009-03-11
    • priority: 5 --> 9
    • status: open --> pending
  • Travis West

    Travis West - 2009-03-11

    Please note the following Site Status updates on this known issue:


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    • status: pending --> closed

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