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Re: Windows with Dir/ and dir/

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: Windows with Dir/ and dir/
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 10:40:55 +0200
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Hello Todd,

thanks for your suggestions.

* On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 03:51:44PM -0500 Todd Denniston wrote:

> > : No such file or directoryectory /var/lib/cvs/cbm/vice
> > cvs update: skipping directory
> > You have [0] altered files in this repository.
> > Are you sure you want to release (and delete) directory `vice': y
> > 
> > (this is a verbatim copy, the word "directoryectory" is there in the
> > original output!)
> I am used to this kind of output coming if there is an embedded \r in
> the thing being printed.
> The way to actually see what is going on is to do (assuming cygwin has
> script):

No, cygwin does not have script (or at least not installed). Anyway, 
cvs release -d ... 2>&1|tee out

works, too.

> or if you really want to be sure run `od -a logerrorfile.txt |less `.

the "corrected" output is:
cvs update: cannot open directory /var/lib/cvs/cbm/vice<CR>: No such file or 

where <CR> and <NL> are the respective characters.

> after you see what is really coming out, things are usually clearer as
> to what went wrong.

Well, yes, to a limited extent. ;-)

> I assume you either wrote over the original bin/cvs you had or are in
> some other way making sure you are executing the new version?

Yes, I executed <path-to-cvs>/cvs directly (and did a cvs --version to
be sure).

Anyway, I found out this not to be optimal, as CVS seems to try to run
exactly <path-to-cvs>/cvs on the server, which cannot be found or, even
worse, might be something different (as in my case).

At least, my crash has gone after I put the new path into the PATH
environment variable.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis

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