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cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org wrote on 01/22/2007 09:26:05 AM: > The repository "looks" OK, when running an ls against it for instance. > However, when the developers check out code and try to compile it, they end > up with missing file errors. Any thoughts? I know that the docs > specifically state that the you should not use the built in tools to extract > anything, but could WinRAR be the culprit? I recently switched from Linux and had some similar issues. I think there's actually a few problems with moving to windows like this. Not sure if there are more I haven't discovered yet. So far the problems are both file system problems. First, I tried to just untar to my windows desktop (also using winrar). I got several errors during the process. I then untarred it into a folder "C:\testroot" and got fewer errors. I think the issue there is that ext3 supports longer filepaths/filenames than windows. Can anyone verify this? Second, I had several instances where there were problems with case. For example "readme.txt" versus "Readme.txt". Directories are also affected. I believe winrar prompts you on what to do with these, but it is a major pain if there are a lot of them. I eventually decided winrar may be unreliable and switched to GNU tar from http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net. That may help with the long filenames. As for the missing files/directories, all of our clients are windows based, so they couldn't check both versions of the filename out at the same time anyway. So I just have to figure out which one is newer and delete the old one. The easiest way I have found to tell exactly what is missing is you can do a "find . > filelist.txt" in the repository directory on both the unix box and the windows box (again using the GUN tools). Then, because the tools seem to grab things using different sort criteria, move both files to the same machine and run them through the sort command so the lines will line up. Then just diff them to see what is missing. Comments on this process? Brian