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Re: cvs2svn creates empty files (0 byte)

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2003-11-06 19:00:43 CET

Fabio Da Soghe wrote:
> Hello.
> We're migrating from CVS to SVN, and we're trying to use the
> cvs2svn.py script to do the job. We have downloaded the source
> distribution (URL
> http://svn.collab.net/tarballs/subversion-0.32.1.tar.gz) which
> contains the cvs2svn package, and we're launching it with Python
> 2.3.2 for Windows (we're doing the conversion on Windows XP SP1).
> All seems to work perfectly, but when we checkout the new SVN
> repository, all files are empty! The dir structure is correct, with
> tags and branches, but no one file contains any data.
> I've searched on this mailing list but I've not found any issue about
> our problem. Has someone any clue? Is the distribution we're using
> broken in any way? Or cannot it be used on Windows?

Sounds like you don't have rcs installed. cvs2svn uses rcs to extract file

If you are running cvs2svn on Windows, you should verify it's output very
carefully with respect to line-endings and binary files. That aspect of it's
operation has not been tested much at all.


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Received on Thu Nov 6 19:02:21 2003

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