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Re: Conversions for external import

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-08-13 16:08:46 CEST

On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 03:59:34PM -0700, Mark Jaffe wrote:
> Friends,
> I apologize if this has been covered before; I did a quick search in
> the archives and came up empty.
> I am considering switching over to svn after many years familiarity
> with CVS and I am facing a challenge with my new employer. They have a
> large quantity of code in PVCS and after numerous attempts to get that
> stuff out and into CVS I am stymied. The cvs-contributed tool pvcs2rcs
> does NOT work as advertised, and I am very reluctant to import just a
> snapshot of a large project with many historic revisions. Has anyone
> SUCCESSFULLY converted a PVCS project into SCCS or RCS or CVS? I'd
> like some real-world help on this.

There's something called VCP that can convert between various version
control systems. I have never tried it and I have never tried to
convert from PVCS to anything else, so I can't say how well it would

If you search the dev@subversion list archives you will see that
Chia-liang Kao's been working on a Subversion target for VCP.

VCP is available from CPAN, but I don't know if the Subversion support
exists in the latest stuff available from CPAN.

Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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Received on Wed Aug 13 16:09:43 2003

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