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Re: cvs2svn Failure--Bad CVS Reposotory? [SOLVED]

From: Tom Browder <tom.browder_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 09:39:43 -0600

On 1/6/08, Tom Browder <tom.browder_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 6, 2008 4:14 PM, Ed Hillmann <ed.hillmann_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Jan 5, 2008 6:50 AM, Tom Browder <tom.browder_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > > cvs2svn fails with a bad diff output:
> ...
> > > I checked out the module and commanded:
> ...
> > > % cvs diff -r1.1 X.txt
> > > cvs [diff aborted]: unrecognized operation '\x43' in
> I've dived into the CVS code and see where the error is coming from,
> and it's not a non-printing character as I originally suspected.
> There's a note that the original author thought about reporting
> precisely where the offending character is but considered portability
> issues and rejected that idea.
> I'm in the process of trying to use the CVS RCS code to parse an RCS
> ",v" file to see the individual elements and hope to find the culprit
> that way (and I'm a captive audience and don't immediately have to
> think portability, so I'll add some debug stuff to the CVS RCS code).
> If I have any luck I'll report here

I was able to fix that particular file by looking closely at the
structure of a working RCS file and carefully editing it where I
found an error. Thankfully, it was the only error. I still intend to
make a perl utility to help catch such errors and will pass it on to
whomever is interested.


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