Subject: Re: anoncvs and build problems
To: None <>
From: Ed Gould <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/13/2005 14:47:37
On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 15:46:30 -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 06:25:33PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 04:49:50PM -0800, Ed Gould wrote:
>>> Over the past two days, I have seen unexpected conflicts appear 
>>> doing a "cvs update" of my source tree from  
>>> week, I did one or two updates from a mirror with no apparent 
>>> Now, when I do an update, I get a number of pairs of messages of 
>>> form
>>>     cvs update: move away usr.bin/extattr/getextattr.c; it is in 
the way
>>>     C usr.bin/extattr/getextattr.c
>> I think the anoncvs server still has memory problems. You should 
switch back
>> to the mirror for now, I guess.
> As far as I can tell, it does not in fact have memory problems (nor disk
> problems) at this time.
> What I *have* seen many recent reports of, however, are:
> 1) Users with strange state in CVS/ directories resulting from using
>    different combinations of tags and roots to repeatedly check out
>    trees or parts thereof from different servers.
> 2) Users who got corrupt files from anoncvs while it was having memory
>    problems, or from mirrors that got corrupt files from anoncvs at that
>    time, who are having trouble updating them.

One of these may have been what I experienced, but I'm not entirely 
convinced.  In any case, retrieving a complete new copy of the sources 
from resulted in a clean build.