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Re: WinCVS and 'cvs' using different date formats


From: Scott Fagg
Subject: Re: WinCVS and 'cvs' using different date formats
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 11:03:55 +1000

I just downloaded cvs 1.11.1p1 and WinCVS 1.3

1.11.1.p1 is still using a different format to WinCVS1.2

WinCVS 1.3 crashed when i tried a 'status' .

So as far as i can tell the problem still exists.

I'm tempted to patch cvs1.11.1p1 myself to fix this.. surely it cant be that 
much of a patch.

>>> Larry Jones <address@hidden> 2/6/01 4:28:25 am >>>
Scott Fagg writes:
> 
> I've noticed that WinCVS uses date formats like this:
> 
> Fri Jun 01 04:05:39 2001
> 
> While the command line linux cvs client uses this format:
> 
> Fri Jun  1 04:05:39 2001

This is a bug in most, if not all, versions of the Microsoft C Library:
the C Standard clearly requires the space, not a zero.  

> This causes me a problem when i'm using WinCVS and 'cvs' on the same
> project. If i checkin a page with cvs, then WinCVS is convinced that the
> file is not current. Running 'status' within wincvs fixes the problem.
> 
> Conversely if i check in a file using WinCVS, then 'cvs' is convinced
> that the page is not current.

There is code in the most recent release of CVS (1.11.1p1) to work
around this problem and I know the same changes have been made to
WinCVS, but I don't know whether they've been released or not.  I
suggest you upgrade both to the most recent releases available.

-Larry Jones

Like I'm going to get any sleep NOW. -- Calvin

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