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Re: Can check out file but not show history for it!

From: Goran
Subject: Re: Can check out file but not show history for it!
Date: 8 Oct 2001 07:53:36 -0700

Thanks Larry,

Problem is solved by getting a backup from a working file. The file
had a bunch of crap characters at the end of that file.
We have a NFS mounted repository so we are thinking about to changing
to client/server version but we havn't decided on that yet.


address@hidden (Larry Jones) wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
> Goran writes:
> > 
> > When i commited a file to a repository the owner of that file was
> > root(it should not have been so) and now when i try to look at the
> > history for this file with 'cvs -f log' i get the following error: cvs
> > [log aborted]: unexpected '\x0' reading revision number in RCS file
> > /mnt/G/cvs/alarm/alarm.c,v
> The owner of the file has nothing whatsoever to do with the problem
> you're having.  The problem is that the RCS file has been corrupted. 
> The fact that the path to the file starts with /mnt leads me to believe
> that you're using NFS to access your repository.  Many people have
> reported exactly this sort of corruption when using NFS-mounted
> repositories due to interoperability problems between the NFS
> implementations on the client and server systems.  I strongly suggest
> that you start using client/server CVS (with the CVS server having a
> locally-mounted repository) instead of NFS-mounting the repository.
> There was a perl script posted here a while back that would examine an
> entire repository for corruption; I suggest you find it and run it to
> make sure you don't have any other files in the same state.  Your only
> options for repairing the damage is to revert to a good backup or to try
> to repair the file by hand (the damaged file, a good backup, and a
> thorough knowledge of the RCS file structure are required).
> -Larry Jones
> It's hard to be religious when certain people are never
> incinerated by bolts of lightning. -- Calvin

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