----- Original Message -----
From: "Earnie Boyd" <earnie_boyd@...>
To: "Luke Dunstan" <coder_infidel@...>; "mingw-dvlpr"
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2002 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: [MinGW-dvlpr] Re: [MinGW-cvs] utils/res2coff objimage.c,1.1,1.2
protos.h,1.1,1.2 readme.1st,1.1,1.2 res2coff.c,1.1,1.2 res2coff.h,1.1,1.2
> --- Luke Dunstan <coder_infidel@...> wrote:
> > All I did was change the line endings of these text files to Unix
> > the log message says. I discussed earlier the fact that Windows CVS
> > do not handle these files properly because they were checked in using a
> > binary-mode CVS client with DOS line endings.
> Sorry, I should have read the change message. This is fine.
> > Since this isn't really a
> > change and is in random places, I did not modify the ChangeLogs. Sorry
> > did not explain enough before, and if you really want me to revert or
> > ChangeLog entry I will, but I don't really see the harm in this change.
> No need to worry about the ChangeLog for this.
> > Various other files (e.g. in msys/packages) also have unnecessary DOS
> > endings so what should I do there?
> Like what for example? I wasn't aware of any, so feel free to change
An example having DOS line endings: msys/packages/fileutils/4.1/config.guess
An example that should be binary: msys/packages/make/3.79.1/dosbuild.bat
> > I mentioned RTF files too but nobody
> > replied.
> > http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/6016/0/8674658/
> I use Word or WordPad to create the .rtf files. Even though they read
> style files fine, actually a feature of the runtime, they write files in
> mode DOS style line endings. I would have to remember to change these. I
> wish for those to remain in MS format. I'll have to see if there's some
> method, e.g. the -m switch you mentioned, to make the Win32 versions of
Yes, it would be too difficult to convert RTF files to Unix every time you
> The MSYS version does correctly handle these so I suppose I could just
> force the developers to use that version for checkouts.
Perhaps, but people other than developers of Mingw/MSYS may have an interest
in checking it out using CVS, and some developers will want to use a CVS
GUI. I am now using MSYS CVS though.
> Or possibly I need to
> find another tool for creating the rtf file.
Wordpad is the standard tool that comes with Windows so that would not be
> YUCK, I hate this line ending
> junk. Hmm..., Is there some utility we could have cvswrappers use for us,
> controlling line ending infections?
I share your disgust, but I don't know of any automated way to ensure that
text files are committed with DOS line endings (I have little experience