[cvsnt] cvs update fails to create files

Thomas Klaeger tomy at sourceforge.net
Mon Dec 12 11:08:07 GMT 2005

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In the following scenario 'cvs update' (with cvsnt) won't create a file
although it should:

Create a file "a.txt" and import it into a new module. Checkout the module
into a new working copy. Tag the repository as "RevA". Create an additional
file "b.txt" and add it to the module.

Now checkout the module, Revision "RevA" into another working copy.

Finally do "cvs update -d -r 1.1 b.txt" within the working copy.

cvsnt with a local repository or with a cvsnt server (with pserver
authentication) won't create the file "b.txt", although it should (IMHO).

cvsnt client with a cvs (1.11.6) server over extssh creates the file "b.txt"

Tested configurations:

cvsnt client only (local repository):
cvsnt client/server: client, server

cvsnt client, cvs server: client, server 1.11.6 (works)

Some background information:

I'm using tailor (http://www.darcs.net/DarcsWiki/Tailor) to read out every
single version of the files within a cvs repository. To achieve this tailor
checks out the first revision from the repository and afterwards updates the
files one by one to the next revision. This process works fine if the
repository is on some Linux-machine with cvs 1.11.xx, but it fails with 


Thomas Klaeger

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