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Re: Checksum failure: serious problem or not?

From: Ed Avis
Subject: Re: Checksum failure: serious problem or not?
Date: 23 Dec 2003 19:22:34 +0000

address@hidden (Larry Jones) writes:

>I strongly disagree about the checksum failure message.  It indicates
>a serious confusion about the state of the working file that the user
>*must* investigate.  It indicates that there were local changes to
>the file that CVS doesn't know about and is in the process of

If that's really true, the right thing must be to change CVS so it
doesn't do that without prompting and/or saving a backup copy of the

(I thought that checksum failure messages indicated a bug in the patch
algorithm.  I suppose they could be either that or strange changes to
the local file that CVS didn't notice.)

Ed Avis <address@hidden>

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