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Re: cvs update is uploading entire sandbox to server

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: cvs update is uploading entire sandbox to server
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 17:29:55 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hello again Nelson,

* On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 04:20:25AM -0700 Nelson Bolyard wrote:
> I use CVS in client-server mode, running ssh between a client on WinXP 
> and a server on Linux.  I have a large workarea (sandbox) containing well 
> over 20MB of source code.  It's all been working for me very well for YEARS.
> Client is 1.11.22.  Don't know server version.

"cvs version" prints out both version numbers.

> But suddenly this past week, when I attempt to do a "cvs udpate" command, to
> merge any changes from the responsitory into my local sandbox, I find that 
> the CVS client wants to upload my entire sandbox, with all file contents, 
> up to the server.

When did your daylight savings time end? Last Sunday?

IIRC, CVS determines if a file was changed locally by comparing the
timestamp with the timestamp in its CVS/Entries files. If your dailight
savings time ended, the times might be off by one hour, which makes CVS
believe that everything was changed, and uploading everything to the
sever in order to let it find out the differences.

If this is the case, the easiest solution for your problem might be to
just check out a new, fresh sandbox from CVS.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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