If you’re using CVS for your Cognos Framework manager models (and I recommend to do that, it’s essential as multi-developer and backup_to_point tool), you can encounter the problem I’ve met today.
Something went wrong during checkout on one machine and model became marked as “checked out” prohibiting further changes. With no way to toggle undo check out from FM (don’t know why).
So here are the steps allowing you to unlock model:
set CVSROOT = YOUR_PATH_TO_FM_REPOSITORY mkdir c:\temp\cvsroot cd c:\temp\cvsroot cvs checkout cvsroot cvs admin -u
those lines checkout your project to temporary directory and then drop all locks on cvs project.
that’s all ), you can checkout models again.