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Re: More on 1.11.2 corruption problem

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: More on 1.11.2 corruption problem
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 10:51:19 -0400 (EDT)

Mike Quinn writes:
> configuration is a CVS database in an NFS or locally-mounted repository (I can
> reproduce it either way),

If you've been working with an NFS-mounted repository, it's entirely
possible that it's already corrupted and 1.11.2 is just noticing it
where earlier versions didn't.

> we added a branch tag, and at that point most of our CVS database became 
> corrupt
> (checkouts, updates, diffs all complain about the format of the files).

It would be helpful to know exactly what error message(s) you get.

>  Both
> cvs tag and cvs rtag will reproduce the problem. Nothing special - just
> cvs tag -b -r <branch> <newbranch>      or the rtag equivalent
> I've restored our database from a backup, and if I add a tag, I can duplicate
> the problem.  Everything looks fine if you check out the HEAD of the tree, but
> if you try to check out any branch tag, you will get corruption problems.

Have you tried checking out a branch *without* adding a new tag?  My
guess is you'll have exactly the same problem.  Donald Sharp posted a
perl script a while back to check a repository for corruption -- I
suggest you get it and run it:


-Larry Jones

I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple. -- Calvin

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