Subject: Re: CVS error: Any ideas what's wrong?
To: Brian Buhrow <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/15/2004 19:55:30
On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 04:32:12PM -0800, Brian Buhrow wrote:
> 	Hello.  I was trying to update my sources for the pkgsrc collection
> today, when I got the following:
> cvs update -dP -rpkgsrc-2004Q3
> [...]
> U games/quake/patches/patch-ao
> U games/quake/patches/patch-ap
> cvs update: Updating games/quake/pkg
> cvs [update aborted]: unable to parse /cvsroot/pkgsrc/games/quake/pkg/Attic/DESCR,v; `author' not in the expected place
> 	Is this an error on the server, on my tree, or what?

Server. This seems to come back on a regular basis. Did you try updating
again ? Maybe you ran into this while the file was being updated on the
server ...

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference