Oddity with CVS

Ben Smithurst ben at FreeBSD.org
Mon May 19 18:57:09 BST 2003

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Jonathan Belson wrote:

> Strange thing I've occasionally noticed with CVS - probably not a
> FreeBSD problem but some of you might be able to shed some light
> on the matter...
> About half an hour ago I did a commit which went fine.  I did a bit
> more editing, did another commit and noticed that several of the
> files listed in 'Modified Files' had not been changed at all since
> the first commit, in some cases they hadn't been for modified over
> a week!
> Why does cvs think these files have changed when they obviously
> haven't?

Is this remote cvs?  I've seen this sometimes, when the modification
time of the file has changed, but the content hasn't.  I guess cvs
doesn't check the content over remote cvs to save time ... or something.
Running a 'cvs upd' has always made cvs get back in sync for me.

If it's not remote cvs, then I have no idea.

Ben Smithurst / ben at FreeBSD.org                 FreeBSD: The Power To Serve

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