[cvsnt] Re: cvsnt server corrupts binaries even with "add -kb" option

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Fri Jul 15 18:44:34 BST 2005

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dean.bottino at novartis.com wrote:
> So far I've had this problem with both .xls files and .mat (matlab binary 
> data) files: I have both extensions listed in cvswrappers, but the files 
> when checked back out are corrupt. I add the files using the -kb option, 
> but they're still corrupt when I check the files out from the repository. 
> Sometimes the files are so corrupt that the excel/matlab refuse to read 
> them. Sometimes the software can read them but the data has changed 
> slightly.

Files added -kb are always exactly what was committed.

It's possible that either they weren't added -kb, or that matlab has 
other dependencies in its files that need to be checked in at the same time.

> On the client side I used both smartcvs and cygwin to do the add/commit 
> and checkout, and it makes no difference, so I'm thinking it's the server.

I don't recommend cygwin cvs.  There are too many issues with platform 

It's possible smartcvs isn't using cvswrappers - you'd have to check the 
manual to see whether it overrides the filetypes (some do - eg. eclipse 
forces everything to -kkv when it checks in unles it's told not to).


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