[cvsnt] linefeed expected: got 13

Rick Genter rgenter at silverlink.com
Tue Jun 23 21:58:27 BST 2009

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> From: Prabhakar, Paul Prem Sagar [mailto:p-paul.prem-sagar at hp.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:49 PM
> To: Mark.Risman at mlb.com; Rick Genter
> Cc: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
> Subject: RE: [cvsnt] linefeed expected: got 13
> Mark / Rick,
> I am confused over Rick's mail.
> This is what I have done...
> 1) tar the cvs_root on the unix server
> 2) Copy the tar on to the windows cvs server
> 3) extract the tar

Assuming that neither copying the tar, nor "extract the tar" performed any kind of newline conversion on the files (some Windows-based archive managers will do that), this should be fine.

> 4) Try to access the repository on the windows cvs server. Its fine.
> 5) Even if I check out the module. Its fine.
> 6) but the problem arises when I check out based on a tag. I get the
> following error
>    cvs [server aborted]: linefeed expected in
> E:/gsscvs/gss_final/ONSITEDEV/gmac-gdp.js_dealer,v (got 13)

This implies that your repository is corrupted. Without more information I assume that the Windows-based archive manager that you used to "extract the tar" performed newline conversion, which has corrupted your repository. Go back to the original tar and re-extract it, making sure that no newline conversion is performed.

> 7) So did a dos2unix on all the files on the windows server and then
> tried to check out based on a tag. 

This corrupted your repository on the Windows server and it is now worthless.

Rick Genter
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