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Re: cvs2svn (was: [OT] svn at the ASF)

From: <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: 2003-01-23 04:24:23 CET

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org writes:

 If you try and check out by date, or get a log from near a specific date, or
 similar... those won't work properly. We use a binary search across the
 revisions to find the revision matching the requested date. Binary searches
 tend to fail on unordered data... :-)

OK, i can classify that as a luser problem, also known as a
documentation problem or it's not a bug it's a feature.

 /me thinks that a warning in cvs2svn would be appropriate here... hm...
 even better: don't allow it unless you pass --screwy-dates :-)

cvs2svn couldn't have helped here. I used cvs2svn to convert a
CVS repository to a Subversion repository. Nothing looked screwy
at all to cvs2svn. I then took the svn repo, dumped it, and
loaded the dump file into an existing repo.

Eric Gillespie * epg@pretzelnet.org

Build a fire for a man, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on
fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. -Terry Pratchett

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