[cvsnt] Re: CVSNT does not support *large* binary files (crashes on them)

David Somers dsomers at omz13.com
Sun Jun 18 23:01:34 BST 2006

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Serge Nikulin wrote:

> Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.01 (Travis) Build 1927
> (client/server)
> Reproduction:
> create a large binary file.bin (~600 MB, CD ISO image is a good example).

If you need to store *very large* binary files, is cvs the right thing to
store it in? It wasn't really designed for such things... sure, a bitmap
image that is a few K in size is OK... but multi-megabyte binary files are
not its raison d'etre.

Normally I just store such things into a regular directory and use an
extension as a revision indicator... technically very low-tech, but it

David Somers
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