"Checksum mismatch -- will transfer entire file"

Gary Jennejohn gljennjohn at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 15 11:14:45 UTC 2010

On Tue, 15 Jun 2010 09:28:37 +0700
Victor Sudakov <sudakov+freebsd at sibptus.tomsk.ru> wrote:

> Jonathan Noack wrote:
> > >> But to hell with this. I started the topic because I think something
> > >> is wrong with SVN to CVS export, which upsets cvsup and causes
> > >> "Checksum mismatch" errors.  Is anybody willing to look at it?
> > >
> > > I see nobody is ever going to fix this? Cvsup mails me a bunch of
> > > "Checksum mismatch" errors on every run, with a risk of overlooking
> > > real errors.
> > >
> > > How do others deal with this noise? Do you grep cvsup output or what?
> > 
> > Seems like newer versions of CVS break assumptions made by CVSup on the
> > ordering of branch revisions:
> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hubs/2009-August/002083.html
> > 
> > "So, in short I don't see any easy solutions to this, and especially given
> > the fact that in the long run CVS/CVSup will probably be replaced by
> > something else for distributing FreeBSD source, I don't think it will be
> > that easy to find someone to "fix" either CVSup or CVS."
> Thanks for the link. Somebody wrote here that the problem was perhaps
> in the svn2cvs script, but Simon's post gives a different outlook.
> Maybe nobody is going to fix CVSup (is it not actively developed
> already?), but csup is relatively recent and alive. Once it has a CVS
> mode, maybe it could be adjusted?

csup already has a CVS mode, at least in 9-current.  I don't use older
versions of FreeBSD so I don't know whether it supports CVS there.

Gary Jennejohn

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