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Re: Binary file problem, large gz file (see also 23619)

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Binary file problem, large gz file (see also 23619)
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 10:59:14 -0500

address@hidden wrote:

> We add a gz file whose size is 28054812 with "cvs add -kb file.gz".
> We then delete the local file, and enter "cvs update file.gz".
> This produces the message "cvs [update aborted]: end of file from
> server", and a bad file whose size is 28048345.
> If we make a new gz file, and commit it, the repository shows a file
> whose size is 54MB.  (We tried only one commit.)
> Cvs handles other gz files ok, including some larger than the
> troublesome one.
> The server's /tmp has 822MB free.
> Our cvs is
> Client: Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.11 (client/server)
> Server: Concurrent Versions System (CVS) (client/server)
> Why would the size almost double when we commit?

Because an EOL based diff of a binary file doesn't save much space?

> Any thoughts?
> Can I gather more info?

I don't know what else to tell you, but if you can send me the file
I can take a look from here.


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