[cvsnt] Re: Possible CVS Archive corruption and how to solve

Boyd Meier bmeier at acornsys.com
Tue May 11 17:17:26 BST 2004

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I've seen this particular message before ("Duplicate key 'y'")- it comes
out of the cvs internal hash table, and in my case was related to a
corruption of the CVSROOT/val-tags file.  For an unknown reason, the
val-tags file had been corrupted to reverse the order of the fields
(tagname "y" became "y" tagname), and so anything manipulating or
referencing tags generated this error message - I fixed it by hand a
couple of times, and then it went away, never to return.


-----Original Message-----
From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf
Of Spilker, Jörg
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 12:38 AM
To: 'Tony Hoyle'; cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Subject: AW: [cvsnt] Re: Possible CVS Archive corruption and how to

Hello Tony,

> You didn't give enough information to answer that question.
> It will have told 
> you which file on the error message.

there wasn´t any more information. Just the single line about the
duplicate key without any hints about a file or errorline. Even more
interestingly the checkout works this monday morning.

Greetings, Jörg 
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