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Re: Checkout by date failed: fata signal 11

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Checkout by date failed: fata signal 11
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 16:18:14 -0400 (EDT)

Steven Rosenstein writes:
> I appreciate your comments.  I ran into the exact same issue at our location; 
> I
> imported a .gif file into CVS without the "-k 'b' " modifiers and then checked
> it out into a sandbox.  When I tried to display the checked out .gif using a
> viewer, I received an error message that the file was either corrupt or not a
> supported type.  I went back to the original .gif file (pre-CVS import 
> version),
> and it displayed fine.  When I dumped the beginning of the checked out file, 
> it
> looked like there were remnants of a CVS header.

That's not even close to being the exact same issue: you had a problem
with the checked out file, he had a problem with the RCS file in the
repository.  You checked the file out without any problem but the data
in it was corrupt; he crashed CVS trying to do the checkout.

Your problem was simply that you have to use -kb when importing or
adding binary files on a system that differentiates between text and
binary files.  If you don't, CVS reads and writes the file as text which
typically involves a non-invertible mapping and thus corrupts the file.

-Larry Jones

Another casualty of applied metaphysics. -- Hobbes

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