[Cvsnt] Problem using vaj2cvs with CVSNT

Tony Hoyle tmh at nothing-on.tv
Wed Jan 23 21:45:23 GMT 2002

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Michael Brand wrote:

> I have recently been working with the author of vaj2cvs (an tool for
> integrating the Visual Age for Java product with a cvs repository).  The
> vaj2cvs client is running on a Windows2000 platform and the cvs repository
> is set up using cvsnt also on a Windows2000 platform.  The default
> installation of vaj2cvs failed because of what now appears to be a cvsnt
> error.
> The issue is related to the mod-time parameter.  Vaj2cvs is configured to
> identify the mod-time field as an "Valid_response" attribute.  When a
> subsequent checkout or update request is sent to cvsnt the conversation
> appears to work correctly, except the updated or checkedout files are not
> returned to the client.  "mod-time" is the first response expected so it
> appears that the mod-time functions are failing and causing the rest of the
> file transfer to be aborted.  If the mod-time attribute is removed from the
> "Valid_response" list cvsnt performs as expected.

This is definately a Vaj2cvs problem.  I haven't changed any parts of
the client/server protocol because it would break compatibility with
Unix clients.  The Unix server will not return a modification time in
all cases (not sure in what circumstances, but the code does return
silently if the RCS functions don't return a time) - the
'Valid_response' only identifies a willingness to handle the response -
it does not mandate it.  File attribute responses can occur in any
order, or not occur, depending on what the server decides to do.


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