CVS files changed to directories

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I support a CVS server where the code (CVS files) are stored on a NAS appliance. One of my users complained that their code (files) they recently checked in showed up as directories. Anyone heard of how this might happen? This is especially perplexing because I wouldn't even know how to change a file into a directory. The users tend to connect directly to CVS using different Dev environments (IDEs) and this particular user was using myEclipse from a Windows PC. I can't locate any known issues, however.

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Personally I would be inclined to distrust eclipse. Ask your customer for a specific example, then go in to the repository and check what has actually happened.
Another possibility is actual file system corruption whereby the type of entry in the directory has changed from file to directory - if you do find that has happened then fsck the disks immediately (after unmounting / mount read-only).

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No hardware/corruption issues were found on the server side after a thorough sweep of this system. Ultimately, the bad area of CVS were removed and restored from backup and the users were instructed to standardize on a CVS client or use the UNIX command line. the problem has not reappeared since.

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A tough situation, indeed. THe problem is likely a bad version of someone's IDE, but who knows for sure.

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