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Re: Does cvs2svn work in the absence of branches or tags?

From: Marc Singer <elf_at_buici.com>
Date: 2003-08-30 03:30:22 CEST

On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 04:33:23PM -0700, Jack Repenning wrote:
> At 2:49 PM -0700 8/29/03, Marc Singer wrote:
> >In looking at the output, I think I see the problem. I hadn't paid close
> >attention the first time.
> >
> >co: /repository/coastal/ssem/RCS/commands.f,v: No such file or directory
> > adding or changing 1.95 : trunk/ssem/command_functions.cc
> >
> >It looks like the co command is looking for RCS subdirectories. I recall
> >that a long time ago, I set RCSINIT to '-x'. It may behoove the script
> >to check for the RCSINIT environment variable.
> I don't know what RCSINIT is, but this step is being done by the
> actual RCS co; shouldn't it be obeying RCSINIT (whatever it is)?

According to the man page for RCS, RCSINIT sets options for the RCS
commands. Because you are using RCS instead of CVS to handle the RCS
files, you are subject to the user's environmental variations for
executing the command. It may be desirable to set the -x switch for
co to explicitly reference the ,v files since that is the only way
that CVS works. RCS has the option of using RCS/ directories to store
log files instead of renaming source file with a ,v suffix.

I'm not--yet!--subversion savvy. But, here's a patch to override the
environmental -x switch, if there is one. What it means is that co
will look first for FILENAME,v and then for RCS/FILENAME. As far as I
know, CVS will only use the ,v format. Setting -x to ,v/ is changing
it to the default on most platforms.

Index: tools/cvs2svn/cvs2svn.py
--- tools/cvs2svn/cvs2svn.py (revision 6924)
+++ tools/cvs2svn/cvs2svn.py (working copy)
@@ -1028,7 +1028,7 @@
     ### use it to set svn:mime-type.
     basename = os.path.basename(rcs_file[:-2])
- pipe = os.popen('co -q -p%s \'%s\''
+ pipe = os.popen('co -x,v/ -q -p%s \'%s\''
                     % (cvs_rev, rcs_file.replace("'", "'\\''")), 'r')
     # You might think we could just test

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