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Re: cvs history: warning: history line invalid

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs history: warning: history line invalid
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 16:06:20 -0400 (EDT)

Frederic Brehm writes:
> I suspect that even if the file server and the cvsserver machines
> were different (e.g., solaris and linux), that it would be safe to
> use this way because the CVS repository is being accessed from a
> single machine. Maybe someone else on the list can comment.

It is not safe, the problems we've seen have all been interoperability
bugs.  Most "vendors" do a very good job of making sure that their NFS
server software and NFS client software work together correctly, but
most of them just assume their client and server software will also work
correctly with other vendors' software, and that is demonstrably not the
case.  If you absolutely have to use an NFS-mounted repository, your
best bet is to use identical platforms for the NFS client and server. 
Second best is to use one of the turn-key file-server platforms as the
server and a popular (i.e., well tested) platform for the client.

-Larry Jones

I like maxims that don't encourage behavior modification. -- Calvin

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