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Re: error message: cvs [log aborted]: space expected

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: error message: cvs [log aborted]: space expected
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 11:11:11 -0400 (EDT)

Oliver Jaun writes:
> cvs [log aborted]: space expected in
> /var/cvs/arcos/cvs/ascom/arcos/db/sql/inst_od_opl.ora.sql,v revision 1.6

Unfortunately, that means that your repository has been corrupted --
that file is not a correctly formatted RCS file.  The most common cause
of repository corruption is NFS; if your repository is on an NFS-mounted
file system, you should immediately move it to a local file system
instead.  If it is not on an NFS-mounted file system, you may have a
hardware problem.  You should run the contrib/validate_repo script to
see if any other files in your repository have also been damaged.

Depending on the extent of the damage, it may or may not be possible to
repair the file by manually editing it.  This requires an intimate
understanding of the RCS file format.  Your best bet is to try to find
an undamaged backup copy of the file to replace the damaged copy and
then redo any subsequent changes.

-Larry Jones

I obey the letter of the law, if not the spirit. -- Calvin

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