I have had thsi in my organisation. Its something funky with the cvs pserver and usually gets resolved in about a few minutes. Did u try checking it out again to see if it can checkout the code?
Even if u are filing a bug for it, it shud be with Sourceforge!!
Thanks for the info. I came back a day later and found the offending lock file was no longer there. I tried an update command and it completed this time.
I have no idea whether the lock indicated that I tried to do an update in the middle of someone else's checkin and that the message indicated correct behavior, or whether there was an errant lockfile that someone else managed to eliminate. Anyway, it's working for me now...