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Re: cvs [annotate aborted]: invalid change text in <filename,v>

From: shenkin
Subject: Re: cvs [annotate aborted]: invalid change text in <filename,v>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 18:08:04 -0400


Thanks for the response.  The link you show does not exist, however:

"The requested URL /pipermail/info-cvs/2001-June/015932.html> was not found on
this server."

Does anyone have a copy of Donald Sharp's script that they can
mail or post?



On Mon, 23 Sep 2002 10:43:17 -0400 (EDT) Larry Jones <address@hidden>

Peter S. Shenkin writes:
>     cvs [annotate aborted]: invalid change text in <filename,v>

That means that your repository has been corrupted.  Donald Sharp posted
a perl script a while back that checks a repository for corruption; I
suggest you get it and run it:


Repository corruption is almost always caused by bugs in network
filesystem code -- if you're using some kind of network filesystem to
access your repository (NFS, Samba, etc.), I strongly suggest that you
immediately switch to client/server CVS with the repository locally
mounted on the server machine.  Unfortunately, there's no easy way to
fix your corrupted files; you'll either have to live with them, try to
recreate them, or become intimately familiar with the RCS file format
and try to repair them by hand.

-Larry Jones

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend. -- Calvin

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