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Re: "Protocol error" fix not in v1.11.x?


From: Steve McIntyre
Subject: Re: "Protocol error" fix not in v1.11.x?
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 15:52:00 +0000
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On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 12:47:55PM -0800, Mark D. Baushke wrote:
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>Steve McIntyre <address@hidden> writes:
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>> On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 09:42:57AM -0500, Jim.Hyslop wrote:
>> >
>> >The problem's intermittent, so it may be difficult to verify if the patch
>> >works for sure. I've only seen it once since we upgraded our CVS system
>> >(other users have occasionally reported it). I'm assuming the log entry for
>> >1.289 correctly identifies the problem that the commit is addressing :-) In
>> >any case, I'll run this past the other CVS admins here (I'm not the UNIX
>> >sysadmin, so I won't be doing the patch myself).
>> >
>> >By the way, other than the error message that gets spit out, does anyone
>> >know the effects of this error? Looking at server.c, I'm guessing that the
>> >file CVS/Template does not get created when checking out or updating new
>> >directories. Or is the problem more subtle?
>> 
>> We've been seeing it for a while intermittently, with no ill
>> effects. The even most likely to trigger it here is immediately
>> checking out a newly-created branch straight after creating it, if
>> that helps.
>
>Every little bit of information may be useful. I have committed a patch
>for the Template problem, let us know if you see the problem after you
>upgrade your cvs to cvs 1.11.11 (or apply the patch I gave to server.c).

OK, that seems to fix the problem here. Thanks.

-- 
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                address@hidden
"...In the UNIX world, people tend to interpret `non-technical user'
 as meaning someone who's only ever written one device driver." -- Daniel Pead

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