[cvsnt] "history" command returns -1

Nicolas Gavard ng at viragegroup.com
Fri Feb 1 08:12:47 GMT 2008

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Thanks chuck for the reply,

> What you'll probably find is that your history file has some minor 
> corruption.

Can you explain what kind of corruptions may have my history file?
Is it easy to fix? And how those corruptions may happen?

> Older versions of cvs would ignore these lines, the latest versions of 
> cvsNT treat it as an error and return -1.
> We run a cron job hourly to clean up the history file.  I can give you my 
> python script if you like.

Yes. Please.
> The solution that was recommended to me was to turn off the history file 
> and turn on auditing.
>That requires a database, and of course the history command no longer 
> works.  Instead you need to do sql queries against the database.  This 
> approach may suit you better.  It wasn't the right solution for us.

I wouldn't turn off history file. My aim is precisely to make it work with a
build automation tool (luntbuild) in order to improve performance.

Thanks again,


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