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

"Spilker, Jörg" Joerg.Spilker at
Wed May 12 05:59:13 BST 2004

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searching the mailing-lists i found this reference: Examining
the val-tags file on our CVS server is showing some files with just the "y"
in it and an empty tag. As mentioned in the mail, i just deleted the
val-tags file but the problem reappears. 

Greetings, Jörg

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Boyd Meier [mailto:bmeier at]
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 11. Mai 2004 18:17
> An: 'Spilker, Jörg'; 'Tony Hoyle'; cvsnt at
> Betreff: RE: [cvsnt] Re: Possible CVS Archive corruption and how to
> solve
> 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.
> 	Boyd
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cvsnt-bounces at 
> [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at] On Behalf
> Of Spilker, Jörg
> Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 12:38 AM
> To: 'Tony Hoyle'; cvsnt at
> Subject: AW: [cvsnt] Re: Possible CVS Archive corruption and how to
> solve
> 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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