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Re: CVS 1.11.18 - Windows Bug - cannot write to stdout

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: CVS 1.11.18 - Windows Bug - cannot write to stdout
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 11:00:41 -0500
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Mark D. Baushke wrote:

> Conrad T. Pino <address@hidden> writes:
> >>From: Mark D. Baushke
> >>
> >>>Should I post the binary as it is?
> >>
> >>Probably not. :-(
> >OK, the 1.11.18 Windows binary is on indefinite hold.
> I suppose you could put up a patched 1.11.18 version for windows if
> Derek agrees it is a reasonable thing to do.

Minor patches have been added to binaries in the past without
incrementing the version number.

> >What happens now with respect to the 1.11.18 version?
> That is up to Derek, but I am guessing that releasing a 1.11.19 version
> fairly soon makes the most sense.

That's the plan.  I was going to give it a week or so to see if any
more problems came up.  So, in a week or so if we an solve the
existing problems by then.

>    c) A regression from an older version of cvs where we get an
>       assertion failure in the following case:
>     % rm -rf /tmp/testcvsroot
>     % cvs -d :fork:/tmp/testcvsroot init
>     % cvs -d :fork:/tmp/testcvsroot version
>     Client: Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.11.18 (client/server)
>     Server: Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.11.18 (client/server)
>     % cvs -d :fork:/tmp/testcvsroot rtag testtag CVSROOT/modules
>     % cvs -d :fork:/tmp/testcvsroot co -pr testtag CVSROOT/modules
>     assertion "repository != NULL" failed: file "recurse.c", line 667
>     cvs [checkout aborted]: received abort signal
>     %
>       (Report from "John Elgin" <address@hidden>.)
>    d) cvs 1.11.18 under MacOS X (10.3.6) sometimes generates a bus error
>       during a call to tzset().
>       My opinion is that 10.3.6 is just buggy and that users could work
>       around the problem changing config.h to use #undef HAVE_TZSET, but
>       I have not had opportunity to investigate any further.
>       (Report from "Marius Schamschula" <address@hidden>.)

Sometimes?  Like in certain timezones or unpredictably?  Anyhow, if
#undef HAVE_TZSET works, then I will agree with you, at least until a
better solution makes itself apparent.

> I don't have a fix for #c, but it would probably be a good idea to fix
> it before we spin 1.11.19 if possible.



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