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Re: Problems with cygwin cvs over ssh.
On Sat, 28 Jan 2006, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jan 27 17:01, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > Ugh, top-posting... Reformatted.
> > On Fri, 27 Jan 2006, Frank-Michael Moser wrote:
> > > Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > >
> > > > The problem is with the CVS server running on Cygwin. CVS in client
> > > > mode works just fine.
> > >
> > > I have encountered the same problem, have investigated it a bit and came
> > > out with two interesting facts:
> > >
> > > A) Without changing anything else than replacing cygwin1.dll, using the
> > > snaphot cygwin1-20050928.dll works fine while using cygwin1-20050929.dll
> > > produces the problem.
> > >
> > > B) Also without changing anything else than replacing cygwin1.dll, using
> > > the snaphot cygwin1-20050928.dll "mkdir /tmp/foo/." runs fine while with
> > > cygwin1-20050929.dll you see:
> > >
> > > > $ mkdir /tmp/foo/.
> > > > mkdir: cannot create directory `/tmp/foo/.': No such file or directory
> > Right. I missed the "." in the original message. The change that
> > prompted this behavior seems to be
> > <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-cvs/2005-q3/msg00224.html>. I'm assuming the
> > motivation for this patch was to duplicate Linux's behavior (which doesn't
> > allow trailing "." in a path passed to mkdir).
> Indeed. Eric mentioned that the coreutils testsuite tests thsi behaviour
> explicitely. Since there's not much impact speedwise, we just added
> appropriate checks to be POSIX compatible here.
So I guess it's now up to the cvs maintainer to try tracking this down (or
reporting this as a bug upstream). FWIW, I've looked at the sources of
1.11.17 and didn't see where that "." was added. Did anyone try this with
a test cvs-1.11.21-1?
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