[cvsnt] Imported File Repository Corruption (2.0.58d)

David Hauck davidh at netacquire.com
Tue Jan 23 17:16:23 GMT 2007

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I'm wondering if anyone's seen this behaviour before. I regularly import module snapshots using the following 'import' command (this
is with client/server 2.0.58d on Win2K):

cvs -q import -m "<text>" -ko -I! <module_path> <vendor_tag> <release_tag>

A recent import succeeded, but subsequent checkout illustrated a repository corruption during the original import. In particular I
see the following messages during the checkout:

cvs server: Unknown expansion option 'ô'.
cvs server: invalid RCS expansion flags

Indeed, when I look at the repository file directly I see the following corruption (see kopt):
date	2007.;	author davidh;	state Exp;
next	;
deltatype	text;
permissions	644;
commitid	af045b638303e80;
kopt	“;
filename	@something.c@;

The cvs log result for this file indicates the following for the imported vendor branch revision:

Revision :
Date : 2007/1/23 16:30:44
Author : 'davidh'
State : 'Exp'
Lines : +11 -2
Description :
“;  commitid: af045b638303e80;  filename: something.c;
Import of such and such snapshot.

The expansion flag (as seen in the kopt field) is clearly corrupted. Anybody know how this might happen and how I can prevent it
from happening? I haven't tried eliminating the -ko from the import, but I imagine this would have an effect; however, I'd rather
not have to do that as the -ko is meaningful for most of my imports (i.e., for new files that get added during the import).

Incidentally, none of my previous imports shows the 'commitid' field. Not exactly sure why that is (previously imports used the same
command-line and same version of client/server) or whether it's relevant here or not...

Thanks in advance for any help,

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