[cvsnt] Repository corruption

Sebastian Wangnick sebastian.home at wangnick.de
Mon Aug 28 17:44:45 BST 2006

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Dear CVSNT folks,

for some small-scale Python and Webpage development environment for the company of my wife I'm using TortoiseCVS (1.8.11, CVSNT 2.0.58d) on a Windows XP system with a local CVSROOT.

Just now I recognised that for quite a number of files (10 out of 500) the repository seems to be corrupted. When comparing the files against their initial version I'm getting:
	In C:\Temp\TCVca23.tmp: "C:\Programme\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" "-q" "checkout" "-r" "1.1" "-d" "temp" "Foo/word.py"
	CVSROOT=:local:C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\All Users\Dokumente\Cvsroot
	cvs checkout: Dropping data: pos>vec->text.nlines
	cvs [checkout aborted]: invalid change text in C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\All Users\Dokumente\Cvsroot/Foo/word.py,v
	Fehler, CVS-Vorgang fehlgeschlagen

I have been using older versions of TortoiseCVS in the past. However, one of the corrupt files was checked in 2005.06.29, and at that time I had installed 1.8.11/2.0.58d already.

This issue occurs with Word documents, GIF files and in one case also with a Python source file (which *could* have been modified from ASCII to UTF-8 format at a certain stage).

Is this a known issue? Is it corrected in later versions?

Obviously this issue puts into question the reliability of CVSNT on Windows.

Please CC to my email address, as this is not one of the newsgroups I'm regularly reading.

Sebastian Wangnick

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