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This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible. -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] "Tony Hoyle" <tmh at nothing-on.tv <mailto:tmh at nothing-on.tv>> wrote in message <news:3C43FBFE.3030101 at nothing-on.tv>... > Arthur Barrett wrote: > > > Can anyone tell me what the current status of the -t/-f flags for > > cvswrappers is ? > > > I did some research. The problem goes back to cvs 1.9.26, and looks like it isn't > > simple to fix (if Jim Kingdon couldn't work it out then I doubt I'd have > much chance). Apparently a change around then caused the -t/-f flags to > corrupt code, which couldn't be fixed easily. There was a document > describing this but it has long since disappeared... without this > document there is little chance of working out how to safely enable the > option. > > Tony > > Subject: Re: Destroying code? Re: Wrappers-yes or no? (was: binary files) > From: Jim Kingdon <[PRIVACY PROTECTION]> > Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 10:19:51 -0400 > > -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------ > > > CVS 1.9.26 (and 1.9.27) will destroy people's sources if they are > > > using -t/-f wrappers. > > > > Whoah! That's news to me! Under what conditions does this happen???? > > See <http://www.cyclic.com/cvs/dev-wrap.txt> (I won't try to summarize > it here, as I'd probably leave something out). > > This and other links regarding -t/-f wrappers are at > <http://www.cyclic.com/cyclic-pages/unoff.html> These documents still exist --- just replace www.cyclic.com <http://www.cyclic.com> with www.cvshome.org/cyclic <http://www.cvshome.org/cyclic> in the URLs A version of CVS that purports to support wrappers is available at http://www.codefab.com/cvs.html Anthony -- Anthony Williams Manufacturing Engineering Nortel Networks Optical Components Tel: +44 (0) 1803 667959 (ESN 795 7959) anthwil at nortelnetworks.com http://www.nortelnetworks.com/opticalcomponents Registered Office: Nortel Networks Optical Components Limited. Maidenhead Office Park, Westacott Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 3QH Registered in England No. 2515751 _______________________________________________ Cvsnt mailing list Cvsnt at cvsnt.org http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs