[cvsnt] Re: Unable to correctly import *.tar.gz archives

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Mon Feb 9 00:09:57 GMT 2004

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On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 23:14:20 +0100, Bo Berglund
<bo.berglund at telia.com> wrote:

>I was under the impression thta you hade a CVS repository that you
>wanted to move to another (CVSNT on Windws) server and thus you had
>TARed up the whoöe source repository.
>So my answer was about the handling of this, i.e. to get the files
>from the TARball usable in the new environment you shuld unpack them
>using WinZip *only* after making sure the WinZip (un)smart CRLF
>conversion was removed.
>But now it seems that for some unknown reason you want the entire TAR
>file to be a file you check in to the new repository...
>Why you want this is beyond me, but it is perfectly possible. Just add
>it binary and commit and you are done.
>If a file is "recognized" as unicode, DON'T proceed! Stop right there
>and correct that first! If not you will wind up with exactly this
>behaviour. It happened to us last week when a developer had updated
>our database table diagram (a graphical picture of the relations
>between the 80+ tables) and had made a PDF file of it. He added the
>file using WinZip and happened to click the wrong button, winding up
He used *WinCVS* of course....
>with a Unicode add. The PDF file (about 150k) was then committed and
>the result was a 1.5K unusable file!

My typing is faster than correct...
There are a few such in the text, but alsoa misnomer corrected above.

(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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