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Re: cvs aborted !!

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs aborted !!
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 13:25:05 -0400 (EDT)

Zanabria, Moises writes:
> is there a way to fix this problem?? 
> cvs [server aborted]: unrecognized operation 'B' in
> /home/ism/src/srm/psc/web-inf/bin/SRMActuateReports.dll,v 

That indicates that your repository is corrupt.  The only way to "fix"
it is to edit that RCS file by hand or restore it from a backup.  If i
were you, I'd have two major concerns at this point:  How many other RCS
files in the repository are also damaged?  How did they get damaged?

For the first, Donald Sharp has written a perl script to check the
integrity of a repository:

For the second, are you accessing your repository with some kind of
shared filesystem (like Windows file sharing, Samba, or NFS)?  If so,
stop it immediately and use client/server CVS instead!  There have been
many reports of corruption caused by bugs in such filesystems.  If not,
it's likely you have some kind of a hardware problem.  What kind of a
system is your server running on and what kind of disk holds the

-Larry Jones

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