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From Nico Kadel-Garcia <>
Subject Re: Exe files corrupted in SVN after import from CVS
Date Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:48:43 GMT
On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 4:38 AM, Bo Berglund <> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:02:44 +0000, Scott Bloom <>
> wrote:
>>When I have used cvs2svn, I had a couple of these issues as well..
>>It came down to improper settings on the cvs side, but since the
>>binary files were never modified, there was no corruption due to
>>cvs thinking it was a text file.
>>What I wound up doing, was simply finding all the expected binary
>>files... and re-checking them in, after the conversion with proper
>>SVN settings.
> OK thanks,
> I have now retrieved the latest CVS file versions on trunk and copied
> them into my svn working copy with the corrupted exe files so I could
> commit them to svn. And before I committed them I also explicitly set
> the file MIME properties to binary (using the SmartSvn properties
> dialogue).
> Now when I export trunk they are OK.
> So at least as long as one stays on trunk these files will be OK.

That makes sense. I'm glad you were able to work it out.

Some folks, like me, consider EOL reprocessing on checking and
checkout to be a very dangerous habit and one that should be avoided
in source control systems, It works great, until it doesn't, as you've
just found.

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