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Re: mks2cvs + cvs2svn selects wrong file versions in tags

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2003-08-29 16:55:37 CEST

Mats Nilsson wrote:
> Hi
> I converted a MKS SI repository of ours to CVS using a tool called
> mks2cvs.pl floating around the internet.
> The repository contains an active main branch, and three active
> branches off the main branch at various places. Multiple tags on each
> branch.
> When running cvs2svn on this converted repository I notice that at
> least one tag refers to the wrong version of a file, namely
> instead of 1.16.
> Another thing that strikes me as odd is that /trunk received versions
> 1.15, 1.16, of this file in that order (consistent with the
> chronological order of these versions). Therefore, HEAD has the file
> corresponding to, which is not what I'd expect.

/trunk should never have received at all, AFAIK.

> Hmm. Now, this leads me to think that mks2cvs didn't manage to
> correctly create branches according to the equivalent MKS construct
> (variant). I guess it only created tags, not branch tags.
> Well. Nevertheless, the ,v file contains explicit symbol definitions
> like this:
> head 1.16;
> Access ;
> symbols
> ..
> ..
> REL_4_2_1:1.16
> REL_4_1_8:
> REL_4_2_0:1.16
> ..
> ..

Something feels wrong about the above, but I would need more context to say
for certain.

> And in spite this, svn directory 'tags/REL_4_2_1' contains the file at
> version (The other tags have the correct corresponding
> version)
> I guess I'm wondering if this is likely an effect of
> missing/incompatible branch symbols in the cvs ,v file.

Hard to say. There is at least one bug in the cvs2svn branch code, though.
I've posted a patch to the svn dev list.

Is the data in the repository private? How big is the converted cvs

If you can make it available, I will try to help determine if the problem is
caused by mks2cvs or cvs2svn.


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