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RE: mks2cvs + cvs2svn selects wrong file versions in tags

From: Mats Nilsson <mats.nilsson_at_xware.se>
Date: 2003-09-01 09:02:55 CEST


Max Bowsher wrote:
> Mats Nilsson wrote:
> > 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.

I was correct in my suspicion that mks2cvs doesn't create labels for
branches. If I doctor this file manually to include such labels (e.g.
BRANCH:, the cvs2svn conversion succeeds.

Maybe cvs2svn should refrain from trying to convert revisions on RCS
branches in the absence of corresponding branch labels.

> Is the data in the repository private? How big is the converted cvs
> repository?
> If you can make it available, I will try to help determine if
> the problem is
> caused by mks2cvs or cvs2svn.

The repository is private, but I guess I could isolate and anonymize the
culprit file and publish it if there is an interest. Personally, I'm now
convinced that mks2cvs doesn't fully understand the mks project file
format and that this is the crucial point.


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