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Re: SVN dumps much bigger than CVS repository

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-10 03:45:54 CEST

Tobias Ringstrom <tobias@ringstrom.mine.nu> writes:
> >I doubt it. The data is what the data is; unless there's something in
> >his dumpfile that doesn't belong there, then the size of the
> >Subversion repository is unrelated to how the dumpfile was produced.
> You sound as if I'm doing something strange. :-) I'm just using
> cvs2svn on a simple cvs repository module. The dump file is just
> sitting there after cvs2svn is done. I don't care about the dump file,
> and I did not modify it in any way.

I'm just explaining (for those familiar with how cvs2svn works) why I
don't think its methods would tend to make larger repositories than
simply making all those commits by hand would. You're not doing
anything strange, don't worry.

> I've heard many times that the svn repository is supposed to be really
> compact, but I have yet to see it. Maybe there's something wrong with
> my environement, but if so I'd like to find out what it is. I'll try
> to come up with a recepie tomorrow. Seeing is believing I suppose.

Where did you hear that? :-)

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Received on Thu Jul 10 04:38:14 2003

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