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Re: cvs2svn moved to its own project

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-25 05:17:34 CET

Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> writes:

> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > Okay, cvs2svn is in its own repository now -- including all the
> > history from the old repository. You don't even want to contemplate
> > the dumpfile magic that was required. Let's just say I had to bring
> > out the big guns: Mike Pilato :-).
> C-Mike, if that was a task requiring a significant amount of thought
> and craft, you did write a script to do it, and have kept that
> script, haven't you?

Um. No. It turns out that Karl doesn't have an extension language,
so I couldn't find an adequate way to script him.

> Even if lots of the stuff in it is specific to the particular
> circumstances, I bet lots of people are going to be asking for help
> with doing a very similar thing to their own repositories. Perhaps
> you could annotate the script with reasons for the various steps,
> and check it in to "examples/" or post it here. (You needn't spend
> time on generalising it; someone else can do that later.)

The knowledge could be useful, yes. The Subversion book documents the
major issues that caused us grief. What it does *not* document are
certain outright bugs in svndumpfilter that we weren't aware of until
today, and which I'm working to fix right now.

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