RCS 5.7 & bin/text mounts

Ian Miller ian@gingerspice.demon.co.uk
Thu Feb 3 16:44:00 GMT 2000

Ian Miller wrote:
> Hi, I'd like some advice on how I can make best use of the RCS 5.7 port
> for Cygwin B20. The README file says:-
>      - the package has been built for binary mounts and not tested on
>        nonbinary ones. But as RCS internally handles its files in UN*X
>        LF format I don't expect it to work.
> However, I have all my partitions mounted as text!=binary as recommended by
> various posters and FAQs. I used to use the DJGPP port of RCS in conjunction
> with NTEmacs 20.x and had no problems; but now if I check stuff in and out
> using NTEmacs and my old RCS files, I get corrupted RCS files, though it
> seems to work perfectly with newly created RCS files!

Ok, a little more experimentation reveals that all is not well even with
new RCS files - although the latest version is checked out by NTEmacs in
text-mode, previous versions are displayed as "Unix" (i.e. binary mode),
and diffs as a result seem to go a bit funny...

What is the best solution to this problem - simply to mount the partition
that I do my RCS work on, as binary? I still don't understand why RCS is
interfering with the extra CR's added by text-mode anyway... if that is
indeed the problem...?


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