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Re: svn diff and binary files

From: Daniel Noll <daniel_at_nuix.com>
Date: 2007-07-02 03:24:17 CEST

On Saturday 30 June 2007 09:31:36 Vineet Kumar wrote:
> Afaik, cvs2svn looks at the only clue it has, which is whether the file
> has "-kb" in the CVS repository. Probably (some of) these PNGs didn't,
> and so cvs2svn imported them as text (since that's what they were in the
> CVS repository). You might not notice the corruption on CVS if you were
> working in an all LF environment, but once you tried to do a checkout on
> windows, you'd have seen the CRLF corruption there too.
> Were you using subversion with mixed LF/CRLF clients? What was the
> svn:eol-style set to? Same as with CVS: if you were working in an
> all-LF environment you probably wouldn't notice the corruption.

AFAIK we've always used LF clients, even under Windows, which would explain
how it was possible not to notice this even when the file had been in CVS for
ages before migrating over.


Daniel Noll
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