[cvsnt] CVSNT seems to rely on deprected "case" requests

Sebastian Schuberth sschuberthNOSP at Mgmail.com
Thu Aug 17 21:35:28 BST 2006

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strangely, I did not find anyone else addressing this issue in CVSNT yet 
(Is there a way to search the mailing list archives?). When performing 
an update on nested checkouts (that is, I checkout a module into the 
working copy of another module) I get the following error message:

unrecognized request `Case'

Error, CVS operation failed

This is from TortoiseCVS 1.8.27 RC5, which uses CVSNT 2.5.03 (Scorpio) 
Build 2260 as a back-end. The server we're using is GNU / Savannah CVS 
1.12.11. After some research I found out support for the "Case" request 
was removed from the GNU server in version 1.11.12:

2004-02-02  Derek Price  <derek at ximbiot.com>

	Continue removal from server of handling of case
insensitive clients.

	* cvs.h: Remove extern declaration of ign_case.
	* ignore.c (ign_case): Remove declaration.
	(ign_name): Remove support for ign_case.
	* server.c (serve_case): Ditto.
	(requests): No longer support the "Case" request.
	* rcs.c (locate_rcs): Remove reference to GLOBAL in
function header

Quoted from


|* Server support for case insensitive clients has been
removed in favor of the
|  server relying on the client to preserve the case of
checked out files, as
|  per the CVS client/server protocol spec.  This is
not as drastic as it may
|  sound, as all of the current tests still pass
without modification when run
|  from a case insensitive client to a case sensitive
server.  This change
|  disables little previous functionality, enables
access to more of the
|  possible namespace to users on systems with case
insensitive file systems,
|  fixes a few bugs, and in the end this should provide
a major stability
|  improvement.

Quoted from

So I think CVSNT should not rely on this request type. Is there a way to 
force CVSNT not to use this type of request?


Sebastian Schuberth
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