[cvsnt] Re: "missing tab in fileattr" error upgrading from 2.0.51d to 2.0.58a

Luigi D. Sandon cp at sandon.it
Mon Oct 11 22:01:39 BST 2004

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> That error string does not exist in 2.0.58.  The nearest is "file
> attribute database corruption" and that can only occur if the fileattr
> file is in fact corrupted.

You are right, it happened this morning but I can't access nntp servers from
office and wrote from home several hours later... but the message told about
a "missing tab" too.

> Are you sure you're using 2.0.58?  Is this client/server or local mode?

Yes. It is in C/S mode, using sspi protocol. I downloaded and upgraded both
the server and the clients, by running the setup program (without
uninstalling). I checked the CVS version and got "2.0.58"

We had no problem committing until I upgraded the server, while some files
were not committed yet. I have a full backup of the repository made the
night before, therefore I could try if it happens again on a test machine,
or send to you some of the fileattr files.

Could deleting the corrupted files lead to some problem, or is the
repository safe? I can't let people work any longer if I have to restore the

Luigi D. Sandon
cp at sandon.it

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