[cvsnt] Corruption in Jar files when checking out

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Sat Sep 9 00:37:49 BST 2006

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Bryan Leber wrote:
> It appears that the act of relocating jar files after branching is
> causing this problem. I think this is a CVS issue. I am suspecting that
> somehow during this process, CVS is treating the jar file as a Unix file
> with a tar/gz extension or something like that and therefore stores it
> in different format instead of binary.

cvs doesn't know anything special about jar or any other file - you have 
to tell it what are binary files and what aren't.

There are is a list of files it treats as binary by default, and jar is 
in that list for the current cvsnt.  It is not in the list for cvshome 
cvs and must be added manually.

I couldn't really follow what you're doing in your description.  Are you 
adding new jar files based on old ones?  In that case you forgot to add 
them as binary.


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