[cvsnt] RE: [cvsgui] Re: Unable to correctly import *.tar.gz archives

Arvind Raman arvind_raman_tech at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 17 04:46:34 GMT 2002

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Hi there,
This might sound interesting- probably might throw out
a bug
1. I tried adding the file (*.tar.gz) to the database
- checked out the file and compared it with the one
that I has checked in. It was same.
2. But when I tried importing the same file - CVS
recognized it as a Unicode file - I asked it to force
it as a binary file (used the -kb option). After the
import happened I looked at the RCS file and it was
just a 1KB big. Obviously the file on the database was
not similar to the one I had asked it to import.

So there exists some difference between import and add
even when both of them treat the file in the same way.
Is that normal ?


--- Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at system3r.se> wrote:
> I might have misunderstood your intent here. I
> thought that you were going
> to migrate a *repository* from Linux to CVSNT and so
> had tar:ed the entire 
> file structure of your existing repository so as to
> move it over to NT.
> When people do this they UnTar using WinZip and fall
> into the trap of "smart"
> CR/LF conversion that makes the repository unusable.
> Now I think that what you want is to add a *.gz file
> to an existing module in
> the CVSNT repository. This is not what I replied to,
> sorry.
> Well you should be able to add this file using the
> -kb flag in WinCvs. Just
> disregard the notice about the Unicode detection, it
> is bogus anyway.
> If you get it in to CVS as binary then it will come
> out as entered just fine.
> /Bo
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arvind Raman
> [mailto:arvind_raman_tech at yahoo.com]
> Sent: den 16 december 2002 16:45
> Subject: [cvsgui] Re: Unable to correctly import
> *.tar.gz archives
> Hi Bo and others,
> This is regarding one of my previous mail. To which
> I
> got the response attached below. Well I am not sure
> if
> my question is really valid or not, but I would like
> to know if it is not possible to import a tar.gz
> file
> as downloaded from the ftp server directly to the
> database.
> When I tried doing so, 
> #1. CVS first recognized the *.gz file as a Unicode
> file
> #2. The RCS file created on the database was just a
> 1KB in size whereas the original file was around
> 300KB
> When the above approach didnt work, I tried
> unzipping
> and zipping the file back as a Winzip file and then
> things seemed to work perfectly well. Is this the
> only
> way its going to work ?
> regards
> Arvind
> ################################################
> So my reply from work did not appear...
> Well, here goes again:
> This is a FAQ: If you move a UNIX repository using
> and then the
> TAR file is expanded in Windows using WinZip you
> have
> to make sure the
> default TAR switch in WinZip is cleared..
> Go to Options/Configuration/Miscellaneous/Other
> Find and clear the checkbox "TAR file smart CR/LF
> conversion"
> then retry your expansion of the repository. My bet
> is
> that now it
> will work. You will still go over the admin files to
> modify settings
> that are UNIX specific.
> /Bo
> On Wed, 11 Dec 2002 07:27:04 -0800 (PST),
> arvind_raman_tech at yahoo.com
> (Arvind Raman) wrote:
> >I posted this query a month ago on the cvsnt
> mailing
> >list but couldn't get any response from there.
> Thought
> >of fwding it here to see if anyone here could help.
> >
> >I have been facing issues trying to import *.tar.gz
> >files. When I try importing these file CVS pops up
> a
> >warning message saying that the files are being
> >imported as unicode files while they are binary.
> >I tried forcing these files to binary and also as
> >unicode in two different experiments, but each time
> I
> >checked out the file they were different from what
> was
> >used while importing.
> >The problem goes when I extract the file from the
> .gz
> >archive and zip them back in the winzip format.
> >Is this a know problem and does there exist a
> solution
> >to it ?
> >I was trying to import the gawk and the sed archive
> in
> >the .gz format available from
> >
> >regards
> >Arvind
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