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Re: bin/42961: cvs near-silently throws away local mods

The following reply was made to PR bin/42961; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Matthew Mondor <>
Subject: Re: bin/42961: cvs near-silently throws away local mods
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 22:55:20 -0500

 On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:35:02 +0000 (UTC)
 "Greg A. Woods" <> wrote:
 >  I must say one of the reasons I only use the rsync'ed copy of the
 >  repository (other than the obvious advantages of speed and availability)
 >  is for the very reason that the logic and handling in the client/server
 >  mode in CVS is far less trustworthy than the local mode.  I've just
 >  never really trusted the client/server code very much, despite having
 >  worked on it for quite a long time as a maintainer.
 I've never seen that problem either, but I also use a local repository
 copy updated via cvsup, via NFS rather than using ssh or pserver.
 I agree that it's a serious bug, however.

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