Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When checking out or updating using TortoiseCVS from my repository, some user accounts get the "nothing known" error while some other accounts don't. The Symptom seems to be totally random. Has anyone seen anything like this before?

Server is a Debian Lenny

CVS server version: Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.12.13 (client/server)

TortoiseCVS version: 1.10.10

share|improve this question

It was caused by UNIX file permissions, it pretty much was the cvs's way of saying "Permission Denied"

All working now, in case anyone's looking for the solution for the same problem, check your file permissions.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.