ViewCVS broken on fd.o?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Mon Aug 2 22:16:18 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 19:13:48 -0400, Kevin E Martin <kem at> wrote:
> Getting exceptions and very strange looking results.  Could someone
> please take a look at this?  Not sure when it happened.  Thanks!
> Here's an example of an exception:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> An Exception Has Occurred
> Python Traceback
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/viewcvs/", line 2752, in main
>     request.run_viewcvs()
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/viewcvs/", line 348, in run_viewcvs
>     self.view_func(self)
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/viewcvs/", line 1314, in view_directory
>     request.repos.dirlogs(request.path_parts, file_data, options)
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/viewcvs/vclib/bincvs/", line 160, in dirlogs
>     alltags = _get_logs(self, dirpath, entries, tag, subdirs)
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/viewcvs/vclib/bincvs/", line 795, in _get_logs
>     raise vclib.Error('Error parsing rlog output. Expected RCS file "%s"'
> Error: Error parsing rlog output. Expected RCS file "/cvs/xorg/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/,v", found "/cvs/xorg/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/,v"
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> from the follwoing page:

I'm seeing the same thing, however, if I enter the full path of where
I want to go it seems to work ok.  this error seems to be specific to
the xfree86 directory, although other pages show other oddness (Like
exceptions after displaying a few revisions back).


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