[LON-CAPA-dev] Re: CVS error message (check in/commit)

Stuart Raeburn lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:11:13 -0400


Stefan,

This error message was being generated by cvs2rss.pl which is script  
which modifies the LON-CAPA RSS file whenever a commit occurs.  A  
character with an umlaut -  - included in a Log message associated  
with a commit on July 10th caused subsequent parsing of the existing  
RSS file (loncapa.rss) by cvs2rss.pl to report this error when  
subsequent commits caused the script to run.

The new CVS server uses a newer version of XML::RSS which should be  
able to handle this situation in the future.  For now, commits to CVS  
on the new server no longer generate the error message and cvs2rss.pl  
is successfully adding to the new RSS file (cvs.rss).

Stuart Raeburn
MSU LON-CAPA group


>> Hi,
>>
>> After checking in a new version of a file in CVS, I get the following
>> error message. This only happens occasionally, last time some minutes ago.
>>
>> ---- start ----
>> [...]
>> new revision: 1.75; previous revision: 1.74
>> done
>>
>> not well-formed (invalid token) at line 42, column 19, byte 2270 at
>> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.5/i386-linux-thread-multi/XML/Parser.pm
>> line 187
>> Mailing the commit email to lon-capa-cvs@mail.lon-capa.org
>> ---- end ----
>>
>> This seems to be a problem on the CVS server, not a local problem. Do I
>> have to care about this message?
>>
>> Stefan Bisitz
>>
>
> Hi again,
>
> I can't find any answer to my question above and also no indication of
> anything that went wrong. Now, it seems to be time again for this kind
> of message. It occurred today each time I committed a file in CVS:
>
> ----------------
> [...]
> Mailing the commit email to lon-capa-cvs-allow@mail.lon-capa.org
>
> not well-formed (invalid token) at line 24, column 685, byte 2359
> at   
> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.5/i386-linux-thread-multi/XML/Parser.pm line   
> > 187
> ----------------
>
> Anything to change or to care about?
>
> Thanks,
> Stefan Bisitz