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RE: tortoisecvs corrupted my pdf-files!!!

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: tortoisecvs corrupted my pdf-files!!!
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 10:12:27 +1000


This is not the TortoiseCVS newsgroup.  The TortoiseCVS newsgroup is here:

The version of TortoiseCVS I'm using on my PC automatically detects PDF's as 
binary (I just checked), so there is probably a simple explanation why yours 
did not.

Also CVS server has a standard configuration file (cvswrappers) where you are 
supposed to define file types before you do anything else.  Then regardless of 
what TortoiseCVS does it should work.  CVSNT server (GPL /free 
windows/linux/unix/mac) has a more "windows friendly" set of default file 
types, but not everything you would expect (eg: .doc is defined as ASCII by 
default, since in unix land it's not uncommon to call text files .doc).


Arthur Barrett

-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Martin Jørgensen
Sent: Thursday, 30 March 2006 10:15 PM
To: address@hidden
Subject: tortoisecvs corrupted my pdf-files!!!


I have some pdf-files under tortoisecvs and it worked fine for about 1 
month AFAIR... Then yesterday I installed windows xpsp2 sdk (don't know 
if it's relevant) and wanted to see my pdf-documents with acrobat reader.

It couldn't - complained about corrupt file. I thought windows xpsp2 sdk 
had corrupted the binary files for acrobat reader so I repaired, 
removed, re-installed, and repaired acrobat reader again - didn't help.

Now I downloaded one of the files from the internet again and it's 399 
kb whereas the one I get from cvs update is roughly larger than 400 kb. 

I then wanted to commit this new file (instead of the corrupt one) and 
discovered that in the "format"-column it says the file is text/ascii.

First, let me get this straight: A pdf-file is binary, isn't it? ? ?

So what I'm wondering about is that since I sometimes download files 
to/from a linux system and also work on a xp system then somehow it 
changed all instances of CR to CR+LF or whatever in this corrupt pdf-file?

There's only one revision of the pdf-file (head 1.1), so I don't 
understand why it doesn't work anymore...? I don't think there's 
anything wrong with acrobat reader anymore, since other pdf-files that 
are not in that repository works.

Best regards / Med venlig hilsen
Martin Jørgensen

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