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Re: Samba - CVS Problem

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Samba - CVS Problem
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 11:20:01 -0500 (EST)

Georg.Tenckhoff@zf.com writes:
> we are running a mixed environment with hpux'es, linux and windows XP
> machines. The HPux disks can be accessed via samba from the XP world.
> Introducing a cvs repository sited on one of the linux machines (V 1.11)
> we experienced a problem with some of the Hpux shares but not all of
> them: committing files to the repository from commandline as well as
> with tortoise (1.8.29 Plink Release 0.56) results in files of equaly
> large size of 1.384.649 KB (1414807896 Bytes exactly) independent of
> what the original size was.

DO NOT USE SAMBA (or any other network file system) TO ACCESS YOUR
REPOSITORY!  Particularly not in a heterogeneous environment. 
Essentially *every* report of repository corruption we've ever seen has
been due to network file system interoperability problems.  Use CVS in
client/server mode instead:


-Larry Jones

How am I supposed to learn surgery if I can't dissect anything? -- Calvin

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