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Re: retrieving corrupted binary revisions!

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: retrieving corrupted binary revisions!
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 13:55:43 -0400
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On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 03:00:11PM +0300, Nils9 wrote:
> Environment: RadHat running repository, pserver. WinCVS 1.2
> clients on NT4/W2K.
> In short:  I commit word.doc as a binary (-kb)
> [...]
> Now I select the 1.1
> in the graph and from menu choose Graph -> Retrieve revision (the
> respective command: cvs -z9 update -p -r 1.1 word.doc), it
> creates the non-cvs file (word.doc.#.1.1) with the 1.1 revision, but it
> is corrupted file - its half the length it should be!

That "-p" is suspicious.  I'm just guessing, but it would stand
to reason that CVS's stdout is always in text mode, causing the
file's -kb setting to be effectively ignored.  To avoid this, CVS
would have to close and reopen stdout to switch its mode back and
forth -- and that would be a *bad* idea.

To test this theory, try typing that command yourself, without
the "-p", at the WinCVS command prompt.  If that fixes it, the
next challenge will be to convince WinCVS not to use "-p"...


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