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Re: Q: when will cvs2svn handle branches and tags?

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2004-01-12 09:17:34 CET

Hi

CC'ing users@subversion.tigris.org

cvs2svn.py is not the only conversion utility. As others have
mentioned, cvs2svn.py does do branches and tags, but has bugs. Try it
out. If it works for you, that's great, but if it doesn't, you might
want to try a conversion utility with a different set of features (and
possibly bugs) :)

refinecvs can be found here:
        http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svnusers/archive-2003-11/0473.shtml
        http://lev.serebryakov.spb.ru/refinecvs/

There's also one based on VCP (the perl based module for converting
between various version control systems):
        http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svn/archive-2003-06/0342.shtml
        http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svnusers/archive-2003-08/0041.shtml

I see VCP is mentioned on the Subversion links page, but refinecvs is
not:
        http://subversion.tigris.org/project_links.html

I have nothing to do with cvs2svn.py, refinecvs or VCP. I have tried
out cvs2svn.py and refinecvs. They both seem to work for me, but do
things differently.

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 01:05:37PM -0700, Hamilton Link wrote:
[snip]
> repository by hand, or leave legacy systems in CVS. Also, it's not
> clear from the cvs2svn.py descriptions if it is possible to convert
> individual cvs modules in a repository, or if the CVSROOT/modules file
> will be considered in the future.
[snip]

cvs2svn.py can convert a whole CVS repository or (almost) any arbitrary
subtree of one. You can't convert an individual RCS file, though. You
have to put it in a directory and convert the directory.

-- 
Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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