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Re: Tracking CVS in SVN [was: Re: revnum (still) considered harmful]

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2002-12-17 08:30:09 CET

Branko ?ibej wrote:
>
> Blair Zajac wrote:
>
> >Zack Weinberg wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Michael Price <mprice@atl.lmco.com> writes:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>I'm glad there are multiple revision control systems in existence
> >>>(variety is the spice of life) but I only ever use one at a time. I can
> >>>safely say that I've NEVER even thought about needing a "smart merging"
> >>>facility to smart merge between different revision control system
> >>>repositories. I doubt I ever will.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>For the past two weeks I've been writing a horrible script to do
> >>exactly this -- between GCC's CVS repository, and my current client's
> >>internal ClearCase repository (they use GCC to build their product).
> >>
> >>Just wanted to point out that it's not totally unheard of.
> >>
> >>I have no opinion on the global revision number thing.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Would you be interested in sharing that script? I need to track a
> >public CVS repository in a Subversion repository, and this sounds
> >like the perfect script I need.
> >
> >
>
> What about the old trick of checking a CVS working copy into Subversion?
> I'm told it works famously.

True. But you don't get the same history of commits. If you just
update to HEAD, then you say, I updated to HEAD. If you want the
individual commits, you're still stuck writing a script to figure
out what each commit was.

Blair

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Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com>
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