[cvsnt] Samba share and line endings

Torsten Martinsen torsten at vip.cybercity.dk
Mon Jun 19 19:57:33 BST 2006

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

> Torsten Martinsen wrote:
>> That may be, but will this continue to be the case, seeing as the 
>> option is deprecated?
>> BTW, the warning message is "Obsolete --lf option used. Please update 
>> your client", which is kind of weird as I *am* already using the 
>> latest client.
> It really means frontend.
> --lf bypasses the processing of linefeeds.  On older cvsnt (and I 
> think still on cvshome repositories) this can easily lead to corrupt 
> repositories.  cvsnt servers now have multiple checks to avoid this 
> situation, but it's really not a good idea since not every server is a 
> recent cvsnt server.
> Samba shares are not supported in any way...  the sandbox should 
> always be local to the client so this issue never arises. 

I believe some people use UNIX style sandboxes when working with Cygwin 
and the like - some UNIX tools do not like CRLF endings.


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