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Re: New SVN Repos from CVS

From: Tom Browder <tom.browder_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 04:26:16 -0500

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 2:22 AM, Alan Barrett <apb_at_cequrux.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Tom Browder wrote:
>> svn rm prog/trunk
>> svn cp prog/branches/X prog/trunk
>>
>> Wow, I have to start thinking big with svn! Looks like it should
>> work. Anyone see any problems?
>
> Yes, that will work, but it makes the change in two revisions. The
> trunk will not exist at all during the time between the two commits,
> which may be confusing or otherwise undesirable, especially if people in
> the future attempt to diff against old revisions of the trunk.
>
> I'd use mucc to do it all in a single revision:
>
> REPO="svn://server/repo"
> BRANCHREV="42"
> mucc -m "Delete old trunk and replace it with a copy of branch X" \
> rm "$REPO/prog/trunk" \
> cp "$BRANCHREV" "$REPO/prog/branches/X" "$REPO/prog/trunk"
>
> mucc is available somewhere in the svn source code, but it's not
> installed by default, and you might find it named either "svnmucc" or
> "mucc" depending on the version of svn.

Do you know if it is intended for mucc someday to be a "normally"
available admin or user function?

Thanks for the good advice, Alan.

-Tom

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