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Re: Anonymous CVS checkout broken?

Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 02:15:23AM -0600 wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 25, 2001 at 05:19:54PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > After that, all techniques are the same.  Simply check out the
> > sources.  For the lastest Potato version, do:
> > 
> >    cvs co -r potato boot-floppies
> > 
> > Note that Potato is on a branch now for maintenance only.
> While attempting to check out Potato boot-floppies to see if I can help
> getting the "newworld" PPC machines to be bootable from dbootstrap,
> I fumbled across this problem:
> <snipped output - normal CVS checkout until this point...>
> cvs server: Updating boot-floppies/utilities
> cvs server: Updating boot-floppies/utilities/bf-utf
> cvs [server aborted]: out of memory; can not allocate 34 bytes
> cvs [server aborted]: out of memory; can not allocate 79 bytes
> It does this at the same point in the checkout every time. 

We only sort of solved this problem.  It was solved for woody by removing the
large font files tht pserver couldn't handle. I doubt we'll try to fix potato.
It would be great to get some help. You can check out the trunk and help with

# cvs co boot-floppies


> I assume the "[server aborted]" means the problem's not on my end, but
> if I'm doing something wrong, let me know.  I used the above information
> from Adam to do the checkout.
> Otherwise, any workarounds for this?  I thought I remembered seeing some
> discussion of something similar last week or the week before on the
> list, but I can't remember and couldn't find it in the archives.
> [Of course, I have no idea if I can even help much yet which is why I
> was using anonymous pserver access -- I want to get familiar with the code
> first, and don't know how long that'll take.  There's probably little
> chance I'll be able to get this into Potato, but one never knows...
> I am somewhat familiar with the boot process on the newworld ppc machines
> now that I have a new iMac in my little Debian family, but wouldn't say
> I'm an "expert" by any means... but might as well give it a shot.  Worst
> that can happen is that I'll learn something while hopefully not wasting
> too much of anyone's time.]
> p.s. It was a lot of fun to show off Debian running on FOUR platforms
> (PA-RISC, i386, Sparc, PPC) at the Colorado Linux Info Quest convention
> last week... anything to make the Debian installations better on the 
> "lesser used" platforms, I'm happy to try to do!
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