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Re: Importing BitKeeper Repository

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-04-01 20:47:58 CEST

DavidHo@nanometrics.ca writes:
> I'm wondering if subversion can import BitKeeper repos. I am maintaining
> my own version of the Linux kernel tree and u-boot. I am currently leaning
> towards Bitkeeper as the natural choice for the Linux kernel. But just in
> case I uncover some overwhelming reason to switch over to Subversion, I
> have the ability to do so sometime down the BK road.

We don't have any special support for BK import. If you can get BK to
export to CVS, or to something you can massage into svn dumpfile
format, then you could use cvs2svn (or one of the other cvs->svn
repository converters) or 'svnadmin load'.

Note that Subversion developers effectively *cannot* help with this,
due to BitKeeper's license. Developers of competing revision control
systems may not download and use BitKeeper for free (if I understand
its license correctly). Here are some starting points for more
information on this situation:

   http://lwn.net/Articles/12230/
   http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0210.0/1966.html
   http://zgp.org/linux-elitists/6ud6qeymor.fsf@zork.zork.net.html
   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2002/debian-devel-200210/msg00285.html

Good luck,
-Karl

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