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Sebastian Wangnick wrote: > 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. Using local is not recommended (cvsnt is a *client/server* system and not intended to be used locally.) Those are very old versions of both TortoiseCVS and CVSNT. > 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). Did you make the mistake of committing a binary file as text? > Is this a known issue? Is it corrected in later versions? Very probably. > Obviously this issue puts into question the reliability of CVSNT on > Windows. Or it just highlights that you've been using cvsnt without checking that you can successfully store and retrieve your data. > Please CC to my email address, as this is not one of the newsgroups I'm > regularly reading. Sigh. -- David Somers typographer/programmer/whatever