[Cvsnt] Does "cvswrappers -t / -f" work yet ?

Anthony Williams anthwil at nortelnetworks.com
Tue Jan 15 13:54:25 GMT 2002

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"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

Anthony Williams
Manufacturing Engineering
Nortel Networks
Optical Components
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