RCS 5.7 & bin/text mounts

Rick Rankin rick_rankin@yahoo.com
Fri Feb 4 09:56:00 GMT 2000


I rebuilt RCS on a text mounted filesystem, and so far, it seems to work OK. I
haven't stressed it very much, though.

Rick
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--- Ian Miller <ian@gingerspice.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> 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...?
> 
> cheers,
> ian
> 
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