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Re: incremental conversion from other SCM to svn by vcp

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-06-08 19:35:56 CEST

Chia-liang Kao <clkao@clkao.org> writes:
> iirc cvs2svn requires direct access to the history file and the repository?

Not to the history file, but to the repository, yes. It reads the RCS
files directly.

> I just fixed a but in the cvs source driver preventing cvs repositories
> that are created by `cvs import' initially to be converted. right now
> medium size repository (with 500 revisions) and a few branches are tested.
> i still need to test larger stuff with more branches.

If that svn repository is online, can you post the URL? I'd like to
run log -v on it and see how the copies are laid out.

> cool. i just skimmed the svndumpfile format, and it seems the
> nodes for change is using the full content of the file instead
> of delta. is there any reason for it? also, is it possible for
> loading to non-empty repository?

They're fulltext for simplicity. We could use deltas (as long as the
fulltexts can always be reconstructed using only data in the
dumpfile). We may have to switch to deltas eventually, given the
sizes of some of the repositories cvs2svn converts...


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