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Re: Error on doing a CVS log

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Error on doing a CVS log
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 10:43:55 -0500 (EST)

Frederico Costa writes:
> Cvs will report and error:
> cvs [server aborted]: linefeed expected in /usr/home/.../xxx.c

Your repository has been corrupted.  If your repository is on some kind
of a shared file system (e.g., NFS mounted), that's almost certainly the
problem -- we've had a lot of reports of repository corruption caused by
interoperability problems between different network filesystem
implementations.  If your repository is on a locally-mounted disk, you
likely have a hardware problem of some sort.  There's a perl script
that's been posted here a number of times that will examine your entire
repository and detect any corruption -- I strongly suggest you get it
and run it.  Unfortunately, there is no easy way to repair a damaged
file -- you will either have to restore a good backup and re-do any
changes since then, or you will have to become intimately familiar with
the RCS file format and edit the files by hand.

-Larry Jones

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