[cvsnt] Re: rlog

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Fri Dec 23 14:16:04 GMT 2005

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On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 13:38:20 +0100, Teun Kloosterman
<teunkloosterman at gmail.com> wrote:

>Well, you certainly did your best at making it as difficult as possible for
>a user to actually reach a developer... (maybe a forum or publicly available
>bug system...)

I don't seem to recognize you ever posting anything about CVSNT
before. Where did you do this?
The newsserver at news.cvsnt.org is the *official* place to discuss
CVSNT issues unless you have a paid support agreement with March Hare

>The question I have is what do I have to do to make rlog work with cvsnt.

The GNU rlog is somewhat "stale" now... It was created back in 1995
and has not changed since AFAIK...
CVSNT on the other hand is evolving continuously, so it is not very
strange to me that at one time there will be problems for old tools to
read the new data.

>It's obvious that the rlog compiled by cygwin doesn't work with the cvsnt

Cygwin is generally not supported by CVSNT. You should use native
Windows tools to access CVSNT on Windows.

>for instance:
>rlog: c:\***,v: warning: Unknown phrases
>like `deltatype ...;' are present.
>rlog: c:\***,v:22: unknown character `_'
>rlog aborted
>happens with a lot of files. Since rlog is used by, well, all of the
>repository browsers

Not at all true!
ViewCvs changed more than a year ago to using the CVSNT internal rlog
command in order to follow the evolution of CVSNT. Works just fine.

>I suspect you consider this priority and have already
>solved this problem. For instance have an option in cvsnt that uses
>compatible repositories or having an alternative rlog version compiled for
>this purpose so I only have to use that and everything works great.

Already exists, used by ViewCvs....

>But since I could only find a lot of unanswered questions after a lot of
>searching I got sick of it and just got the courage of putting it on the
>mailing list...

Which is the only place where you will get any answers at all unless
you pay for support to March Hare Ltd.

And FWIW, CVSNT is still open source so you can always get the sources
and modify it every which way you like to add new features etc....

(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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