Corroupted CVS File (fwd)

Cy Schubert Cy.Schubert at
Thu Jul 3 09:02:14 PDT 2003


It appears I may not be going insane after all. The file is received OK 
from cvsup7 and from cvsup10. When I check out (using cvs co) from my 
local repo or rsync the repo to another machine on my network here at 
home, the file is corrupted. Looks like I've found some kind of issue 
with -CURRENT. I'm running 5.1-REL.

The rsync process is still running. It hasn't even copied the file over 
yet it appears to have made it's first pass through my CVS tree and 
suddenly the file is corrupt. I've run the following against my CVS 

	find . -type f | file -f - | grep ':.*data$'

It's managed to flag quite a few files however only the file in 
question appears to be damaged so far.

I'm cc'ing this to current@ as I'm fearing the worst at the moment.

Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert at>
BC Government                     .                       FreeBSD UNIX
Cy.Schubert at         .                     cy at             .  

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Date:    Wed, 02 Jul 2003 09:55:38 -0700
From:    Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert at>
To:      John Polstra <jdp at>
Subject: Re: Corroupted CVS File 

In message <XFMail.20030702093322.jdp at>, John Polstra writes:
> Hi Cy,
> > I'd like to report a corrupted RCS file on cvsup10:
> > 
> > cwsys% cvs co cryptcat
> > cvs checkout: Updating cryptcat
> > U cryptcat/Makefile
> > cvs [checkout aborted]: EOF in value in RCS file /home/fcvs/ports/net/cr
> > yptcat/distinfo,v
> > cwsys% 
> I checked the file on cvsup10 and on cvsup-master, and they're
> identical.  The one I have here is also identical to those, and I
> can check it out OK.  Are you sure the corruption isn't on your
> local system?  Here's what I get from md5:
>     thin$ md5 distinfo,v
>     MD5 (distinfo,v) = 2e7bbef5226dfd02efe1ec51d2bea8fa
> John

Strange. I could have sworn that I removed the file and cvsupped again. 
Anyhow I did and it fixed the problem. Hope this doesn't portend how 
the rest of my day will go.

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Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert at>
BC Government                     .                       FreeBSD UNIX
Cy.Schubert at         .                     cy at             .  

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