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Re: CVS corrupts binary files ...

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: CVS corrupts binary files ...
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2004 13:21:13 -0700

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Adrian Constantin <address@hidden> writes:

> --- "Mark D. Baushke" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Adrian Constantin <address@hidden>
> > writes:
> > > After hours of tests I got it to work.
> > > For the begining...
> > > 
> > > Too dificult to set up, I think 
> > 
> > You may wish to choose a tool that is better for
> > your particular needs. cvs is not at that friendly
> > at controlling and merging binary files.
> I do wish to choose a better tool, but it doesn't
> exists. They say if you wanna do something right, you
> have to do it yourself.
> I don't wanna merge binary files, and I'm not likely
> to modify them in my module (project). I just want cvs
> to carry them along with the sources

That is probably okay with the existing cvs.

> > > Shouldn't cvs have a list of binary file types
> > > preinstalled in the cvswrappers ?
> > 
> > Checking in binary files is not encouraged for cvs
> > use.
>  Well what can I do ? It happends that my project (a
>  web site) includes binary files... 

Discussions of various problems with binaries and cvs
have been a frequent topic in the info-cvs mailing list.
You may find it useful to look at the archive.

> > You may wish to consider as a 'better'
> > variation on cvs as more attention is paid to the
> > Windows platform.
> Well I will..., but I still have a Linux server
> carring the repository and the release and 2 Windows
> workstations where I work

The tool may be compiled and run on a Linux server.

The WinCVS client is said to work well on windows with the cvsnt

        -- Mark
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