[cvsnt] Re: reoccurring 'invalid change text' errors

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Thu Jan 9 10:12:57 GMT 2003

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Lionello Lunesu wrote:

> WHAT exactly do you think is going on? Is it comparable to 'committing an
> empty file'? Why would the server except something that caused it to write
> invalid change text?

I can't see how that could happen - the client just sends the file, it
doesn't do anything to the repository (unless you're in local mode of
course).  It doesn't even do the diffing itself (99% sure of this, anyway).

Committing an empty file is perfectly valid, even if it doesn't happen very
often.  The server handles it just like any other commit.

Make sure the affected clients are definately using client/server and not
local mode, then set the CVS_CLIENT_LOG environment variable to the name of
a file to log the transfers.   You can then see if there's anything unusual
in the client/server communication.


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