[cvsnt] Re: Incompatibility with "plain" CVS server?
holmberg at iar.se
Sat Feb 5 12:14:52 GMT 2005
Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at telia.com> writes:
> Just from the top of my head:
> The contents of the RCS files is the realm of the *server* so I don't
> think that a client can cause the RCS files to become corrupt unless
> you are accessing the repository using :local: from the Tortoise
> client. In that case there will be definite problems like these.
> So what was your connection protocol? (Which connection string did you
We use "pserver". The normal CVS users don't even know where the
archives are stored in the filesystem on the CVS server. And the
archives are not even accessible via the filesystem from our Windows
clients. So I'm quite sure that this has happened using the "pserver"
Isn't it possible that the CVS client and server sometimes "trust"
each other too much? Then a label produced in the client (CVSNT) of
the form "SOME_LABEL:_H_" could be transferred over the
CVS-pserver-protocol and the server would store it without even
knowing that it stored a "strange" label.
Am I right in suspecting that the "_H_" is some kind of extension
introduced in CVSNT? If so, where can I find information about it?
What does it mean?
In my previous mail I wrote:
> I have tried to ask the developer using TortoiseCVS what sequence of
> operations he did, but I have not found out the exact circumstances
> when the ":_H_:" is written to the server. We suspect it has to do
> with merging to/from the branch.
One thing I forgot to mention then, was the fact that the archives of
the problematic files are in the "Attic" on the server since they were
added on the branch (this is the case at least for the files I have
looked at in detail).
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