[cvsnt] Re: Problems during Update

Torsten Martinsen torsten at tiscali.dk
Mon May 12 15:26:06 BST 2003

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> On Mon, 12 May 2003 14:00:31 +0200, "Torsten Martinsen"
<torsten at tiscali.dk>
> wrote:
> >Unfortunately (in the experience of me and my colleagues) it makes no
> >difference if you exclude .cpp etc.
> >
> Really?  The problem is NAV attempting to virus scan the temporary files
> locks them unexpectedly...  I'd have thought switching it off for .cpp
> work (there being no point in trying to virus scan a source file).

Exactly, but apparently NAV is so broken that it still accesses the file,
just to see if it REALLY has extension .cpp.

> TBH Norton could fix this by only attempting to virus scan during idle
time -
> they're immediately locking the file so short lived temporary files get
> completely screwed up.  They have said they have no intention of fixing
> though.

Yeah, I have also used a lot of time corresponding with Symantec support,
without any success.

I have been thinking about patching CVSNT to retry the move operation a few
times, as I think this would fix the problem (arguably in the wrong place,
but many people are stuck with NAV or other products which have the same


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